Monday 25 August 2014

Fiftieth Birthday Celebrations

Many thanks to all those who came along to the barbecue on Sunday to help celebrate my fiftieth Birthday.  It was to be for family and friends but I was overjoyed that so many of my Parish Family wanted to come along as well.  Thank you to everyone for your cards, gifts and prayers.

 Thank goodness no one attempted to put fifty candles on the cake.

No one is properly dressed at a party without a glass of something in their hand.

 The smoke proving that the meat on the barbecue was well cooked. 

The traditional blowing out of the candles.  
Now.. what did I wish for, you ask...?

 Yes - two cakes - including one with depicting the garb of a Chaplain of the Order of St Lazarus.

 Feeding the five thousand - well, not quite.

  A selection of the revellers.
See if you can spot yourself.



ACC92 said...

Picture 4: Why the bells?

Anne Plastow said...

A very enjoyable afternoon and we were blessed with fine weather! Thank you, Father, for inviting us to share your celebrations.

Fr Simon Henry said...

The bells! They were for calling the crowd to order for a short thank you speech. I knew someone would ask!

Sixupman said...

The youngest fifty-year-old I have come across, more like mid-30s!

Nathan Jowett said...

Many happy returns Father. Ad multos annos vivat!

Anonymous said...

Fr Henry, belated birthday greetings from Flintshire. Regards Kevin Jones