Reception to mark the retirement of Rev Canon David Parrott

Wednesday 27th October 2021

As many of you will know, our Honorary Chaplain, David Parrott is retiring as Guild Vicar of St Lawrence Jewry, after 12 years’ service, and he and his wife, Sue, will shortly be moving down to Lydd in Kent. We are fortunate that David has agreed to stay on as our Chaplain after his retirement, but the City of London Corporation, to whom he also serves as Chaplain, organised a well-deserved reception to thank David and Sue for all that they have done. The great and the good of the City were in attendance, and tributes were paid by, amongst others, the Chief Commoner, Brian Mooney, and by Alderman Sir Andrew Parmley, former Lord Mayor, who, as well as his own tribute, read a suitably generous appreciation of David and Sue by the Bishop of London. David replied in his own inimitable style, giving particular thanks to the support that Sue has given to him and his work over the years. The City will really miss David, and we are very lucky that he is staying with us. You will all, of course, have the joy of hearing him preach at our own Carol Service at St Lawrence Jewry on 7 December