This afternoon we welcomed Fr Peter Stubbs to the Chapel as the celebrant at our termly Sung Eucharist. All sections of the school community were represented at the celebration, and it was particularly good to have some members of the Sixth Form with us.
Fr Peter has strong Latymer connections. His wife Enid (who also came to the service) was our Assistant Librarian prior to her retirement, and Peter and Enid sent their two sons to the school.
Our usual celebrant is Prebendary Patrick Tuft, but he could not be with us this time because he went into hospital on Friday for an operation on his knee. We prayed for him at the service, and it is good to know that the operation seems to have gone smoothly. We wish him a speedy and full recovery and hope to see him in the Summer Term. It was very kind of Fr Peter to come to the rescue at such short notice.
This photo shows Fr Peter along with Mr Malcolm Smith. Malcolm has taught classics at Latymer for over 30 years now (but he is much younger than I am!) and he is very much my right hand man in the Chapel. It seems strange writing this, because as a deacon, normally I am the right hand man! However, it gives me great pleasure to take this opportunity to thank Malcolm for all the help and support he gives me in the running of the Chapel of the Resurrection.