St Bride's: News

Tributes to retiring Guild treasurer

Lionel Paget.jpgLionel Paget, who has been a member of the Guild of St Bride since 1974, has retired from the post of treasurer, having completed 20 years in the job. His replacement is Philip Keown, an accountant, who joined the guild three years after Lionel.

The master of the Guild, Vyvyan Harmsworth and the church's rector, Canon David Meara both paid warm tributes to Lionel for a 'splendid record of service.' He was presented with a framed print of the church.

Lionel recalled the time when he was first elected as treasurer, when the meeting took place at the west end of the church, under the dome. He recalled that in those days, the guild tie cost £6.50, a tipepin was £5 and the guild medallion sold for £25. In 1989, no one, apparently, knew where the guild accounts were! Eventually, they were traced and Lionel's job became slightly easier as a result!

Since Philip Keown was a Court member, but automatically joins the court as treasurer, David Pooley, who was invested 20 years ago, fills the vacancy and Paul Dyson will serve for another year.

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