St John’s Church Choir – 1965(ish)

The picture includes the curate Revd John Richard Haynes, who was at St John’s from 1963 to 1967, so the picture must be from that period.

Back Row from left: Christopher Patrick, Guy Gorham, ?, Frank Pegg, Fred Hutchinson, Frank Green, ? , John Brogden, Gwilym Humphreys, ?

Middle row from left: Pat Kershaw, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Harry Holland, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Jaqueline Clayton (Pengelly)

Front row from left: ?, ?, Edward Heaps?, ?, ?, Geoff Newcombe, Revd J St H Mullett, Albert Clayton, Revd J R Haynes, Barry Patrick?, Hedley Patrick.

More detail: Guy Gorham was the great-grandson of Revd George Cornelius Gorham, who caused a great controversy in the Church of England in 1847 when he was accused of holding Calvanistic views on Baptism (“The Gorham Case“). Fred Hutchinson was a Police Constable. Gwilym Humphreys was headmaster of St John’s School. Harry Holland was the verger. Edward Heaps was the organist (and is presumably third from left in the front row, wearing an organist’s sleeveless surplice). Geoff Newcombe and Albert Clayton were the wardens. Revd John Haynes went to Rhodesia/Zimbabwe for 20 years from 1970 before returning to the UK as vicar of Bishop’s Stortford. He retired to Scarborough where he died in 2016. You can read more about Revd John St Hilary MULLETT and other former vicars here.

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