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Guinea Service Tuesday 29 October at 6.30pm

posted 7 Sep 2019, 11:26 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 29th falls on a Tuesday.
The service will be held at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 29th October in St. John the Baptist Church, Letton. HR3 6DH
This year our Bishop, The Right Reverend Richard Frith has agreed to have his sermon judged by the secret ballot to establish if the Letton Guinea Trophy has been earned.

Everyone Welcome - come and judge what will be one of Our Bishop’s last sermons in in the diocese
before his sad (for us) retirement. 

And enjoy the free refreshments

St. John the Baptist Church is an inclusive church

Previous winners:
2016. Rev. Sean Semple, Vicar of St. John the Baptist Church, Letton. 
2017. Rev. Sean Semple, Vicar of St. John the Baptist Church, Letton.
2018. The Very Reverend Michael Tavinor, Dean of Hereford.