Monday, 9 January 2012

Congratulations to Charles 'Snowie' Snowdon on his Diocesan Medal

Snowie being presented with his diocesan medal by Bishop Kieran
At the end of the annual Advent Mass of Celebration for Arundel & Brighton Diocesan Staff and Volunteers one long-time volunteer, Charles Snowdon was surprised at the end of Mass when Bishop Kieran presented him with the diocesan medal of St Philip Howard.

Charles or as he is affectionately known 'Snowie', had worked in industry for many years, but on retirement was able to indulge his two passions for motorbikes and photography as he would zoom around the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton to all sorts of events and occasions taking photographs for the diocesan paper A&B News. He also helped in the preparation of the paper each month with other volunteers. After long and dedicated service he decided to retire from these volunteer roles.

The Bishop agreed that after such long and committed service some sort of recognition was deserved and so he agreed to honour him with the diocesan medal of St Philip Howard. Those gathered at the annual Advent Mass in Crawley were of one mind with the Bishop and gave Snowie a heartfelt round of applause.

Many congratulations to Snowie and may his second retirement be as long and happy as his first one!

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