Father Alan's 50 years as a Priest
On the 1st June 2019 members of the congregations at Mojacar, Aljambra and Llanos gathered at Llanos to mark and celebrate Father Alan's 50 years as a priest. During the Eucharist Service Father Alan recounted many of his experiences over the last 50 years. The Choir performed a special version of "Come and Join the Celebration" commemorating Father Alan's 50 years. (To view the video click here)
At the conclusion of the service Father Alan was presented with gifts and cards as a token of the congregations' appreciation and good wishes. Following the service a bring and share lunch was provided for all who attended followed by cutting of the cake and toasting him with champagne. Our thanks go to all who provided food and contributed in any way to mark Father Alan's great milestone in his ministry.
Father Alan was born and grew up in Portsmouth where he went to school. He attended two theological colleges to qualify as a Priest. Following this his first parish was in the Isle of Wight. On retirement he moved to Spain and has been of great service to the Chaplaincy, where he is much loved
Father Alan's anniversary was further celebrated at Mojacar on Sunday 2nd June with a special presentation to mark the occasion
Article by Lynn Carson and Mick Coote
Photographs by Margie Gall, Lynn Carson, Mick Coote and Gerda Liegmann.