Fr Leszek's 60th Birthday

posted Dec 21, 2015, 11:37 AM by The Good Shepherd   [ updated Dec 21, 2015, 11:44 AM ]

Fr Leszek decided to celebrate his 60th birthday by inviting all his parishioners and a number of friends to a sit down lunch at Church House, Long Crendon on 29th November 2015 after celebrating the Sunday morning mass at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church. 

A total of 132 parishioners and friends accepted his invitation. Cavendish Events, the caterers, rose to the challenge of accommodating this number within the hall by bringing in all the tables and chairs which were needed and a number of parishioners helped to draw up a seating plan to ensure that everyone was accommodated comfortably.

Once everyone was seated the serving team produced an excellent three course lunch with a choice of red or white wine. It was a very happy occasion with a discrete selection of old time music which encouraged a number of enthusiasts to sing and to get up and dance. Alan Pigden gave a vote of thanks to Fr Leszek as a prelude to Mary Miller presenting him with a medal of St Christopher and a generous cheque to finance his travels before Jo Wheeler gave her adaptation of Lewis Carol's poem about Old Father William!

Fr Leszek gave a speech thanking everyone who had helped to make his party such a happy occasion for him. He said that he owed a great debt of gratitude to his parents and he was delighted to have a celebration in which his 93 year old mother was able to participate. He was very happy in the parishes of Haddenham and Long Crendon and this party was his way of saying thank you to everyone who had been so generous to him during the past eleven years.