A sustained upward surge in the church life of St John’s, Lewes, following the end of several years plurality with Cliffe and All Saints’ Churches, was revealed at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting of St John’s last week in the Church Hall.
The Rector (the Rev. Michael Loughton) presided.
Mr A W Moorey, hon. treasurer and churchwarden, presented an encouraging balance sheet. He said:
“New life came to this parish on September 16th when our Rector was inducted. We have got on well together. Perhaps he agrees that old age and youth balance one another. I hope we will continue to work in harmony.”
Later Mr Moorey, presenting a cheque for £85 to the Rector as Easter Offering, hoped it would give him encouragement. It was the highest Easter offering recorded at St John’s.
The Rector said he felt overwhelmed by such generosity after only seven months in the parish.
(Extract from Annual Parochial Church Meeting, 19th of April 1966)