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DAVID LEESE HONOURED BY ECHO
Rev David Leese, the Methodist Minister in Barrow, is presented the Echo's New Year's Honour
by the Mayor of Charnwood.
There is no doubt in anyone's mind who knows the Rev David
Leese, the Methodist Minister in Barrow, that he is a star
and fully deserving of the Echo New Year's Honour that was
bestowed upon him by the Mayor of Charnwood in February this
He was nominated for the endless time he gives to members
of his large Methodist area of Mountsorrel, Quorn, Woodhouse
Eaves as well as Barrow. Although his workload is great he
doesn't let it detract him from visiting the sick either at
home or in hospital and doing his best to nurse them back
to health, or being there for anyone who needs his help.
Unfortunately he will have to move onto another parish within
the Methodist Circuit in a couple of years and he will be
sadly missed by all who know him. He may have only been here
for a short time, but there are many who have already, and
will in the future, have benefited from his presence.
This isn't the only flock David looks after either, he also breeds chickens in his 'spare' time
and is a national judge. His talents one might say are endless...
SEPTEMBER DATE FOR NEW PARISH PRIEST
The new Parish priest John Whittaker will be arriving in the village soon
We are pleased to introduce and welcome the new vicar for Holy
Trinity Church. Reverend John Whittaker and his wife, Helena, will
be arriving in the village very soon with their two children, Edward,
5 and Anna, 3. Helena teaches part time. Edward is to go to Hall
John worked as a Chartered Accountant prior to going to theological college at
Ripon College, Cuddesdon in 1997. He was ordained in 2000 and has been working
as Curate in Melton Mowbray since then.
John has enjoyed his time at Melton as curate immensely and now looks forward to the responsibility of his own
parish. He will be made Priest in Charge of Barrow upon Soar and Walton le Wolds on 3rd September 2003.
John has passed through Barrow on numerous occasions, but
always in a Funeral Director's limo, as Barrow falls into
the route from Melton to Loughborough crematorium. He looks
forward to building up a slightly wider perspective of the
village than this!Regarding the move, John said: 'I sense
that members of Holy Trinity Church, Barrow and St Mary's,
Walton are committed to cooperating with God's work of bringing
about love, forgiveness and reconciliation within the communities.
It is very exciting to be coming to take my part in that task
and to become part of the life of the community.'
Jayne Fisher represents her class at Weightcare's "Slimmer of the Year" Awards Ceromony and
recieved a Slimming Diploma just last month after losing 1st 7lbs
A Super Slimming Barrow lady has started this year with a new figure
after shedding 1 stone 7lbs after being overweight for many
years. Jayne Fisher lost the weight in just 3 months. After
being a size 16 she's now gone down to a size 12!
Jayne is now the slimmest she has ever been in her entire
adult life. Jayne represented her class in Weightcare's "Slimmer
of the Year" Awards Ceremony and received a Slimming Diploma
at Leicestershire's Stardust Nightclub last month. The weight
loss has seen Jayne's health and self esteem soar - just by
following a sensible wellbalanced slimming plan. Weightcare
Slimming Classes meet at The Bishop Beveridge Club, South
Street on Tuesdays at 6.30pm.
For more information, please Tel: Eileen 0116 2550405