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Guinea Service - 29 Oct 2017

posted 14 Sep 2017, 06:51 by Letton Village
St John the Baptist Church, LETTON
In 2016 the Rev. Sean Semple revived the wishes of
Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman, as expressed in her last will and testament
Dated 1810 and as reproduced on the
Letton Church Commemorative Mugs.
“....... and to pay The Minister of Letton Church, one Guinea for a sermon In The
Church on the 29th October yearly, forever.” Elizabeth Freeman 1810
The Rev. Semple gave a sermon and the congregation then voted
anonymously as to whether he had earned his guinea. I am pleased to
report that he was awarded his guinea and the afternoon ended with tea
and cakes.This year October 30th falls on a Sunday and coincidentally it
is the Sunday for a Group service in Letton.
The service will be held at 10.30 am on Sunday October 29th
in Letton Church
with a secret ballot to establish if the guinea has been earned.
If .... the Rev. Semple has done it again he will be presented with
The Letton Guinea Trophy
Everyone Welcome - come and judge the vicar’s sermon
And enjoy the free refreshments