So on a wet and windy Sunday night more than 300 people turned out to wish him all the best for his new role and to thank him for his great contribution to St John’s, particularly as chaplain at the hospital. Not only was there plenty of fat, thanks to a whole roast pig, but parishioners had also cooked up a rich with variety of international dishes, in keeping the diverse nature of the parish.
A presentation was made and, after a thank you speech by Father Seelan, a farewell cake was cut. Father Seelan need not worry about cooking while at Peterborough, as one of his leaving presents was a slow cooker. Another was a clock that plays a variety of tunes, including six Christmas carols, and rings the chimes of Westminster on the hour.
The farewell party was an opportunity for parishioners to express their gratitude to him for his loving ministry and his friendship to us all. We didn’t want him to go without letting him know how much we appreciate him and will miss him so much.
For four years he has served the Cathedral with love and dedication, bringing his warmth and kindness to everyone. He has been
We wish Father Seelan every blessing for his new ministry as Parish Priest at St Oswald Peterborough.