At the St John’s, Lewes, Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Wednesday, the Rev. A P Cameron (Rector) referred to the staff problem connected with the three parishes of St John’s, Cliffe and All Saints’, and which he said was just as complicated as it was a year ago.
He referred to the difficulty of finding a house for an assistant clergyman, and said he did not see how the problem could be solved without diocesan help.
He did say, however, that he had been successful in obtaining a cheque for £137 towards providing help at St John’s, but he also pointed out there was still £110 “sitting unused,” and which was part of last year’s stipend.
“I am trying to find a country parish in another part of the world, because I have not the strength to carry on here” he said. There was little hope of making the plurality successful without substantial diocesan help.
He had been rather led into this matter on the assumption that there was to be a full-time curate. But it had proved a will-o’-the-wisp.
(Extract from Annual Parochial Church Meeting, 24th of April 1957)