near Burnham-On-Sea say farewell to retiring vicar
of villagers near Burnham-On-Sea bid a fond farewell to their
long-serving vicar on Sunday (September 18th) when he held his
final church service before retirement.
Geoffrey Walsh, 65, who has been Rector of Huntspill and East
Huntspill for 17 years, is moving away with his wife to retire
popular vicar led his final service in St Peter & All Hallows
Church in West Huntspill, which was attended by the Bishop of
Taunton, the Rt Reverend Peter Maurice, and a large congregation.
the service, a special lunch for almost 100 people was held in
West Huntspill's Balliol Hall, prepared by East Huntspill Church
Hall's Catering Committee.
who is pictured with his wife Gloria and the Bishop following
Sunday's service, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We've made many
friends here over the past 17 years so are moving away with some
sadness whilst also looking forward to a happy retirement."
He is well known for organising West Huntspill's annual summer
classic car show, as pictured above, and supporting other fundraising
events in the villages.