article by The Rev’d Fred Marshall—the full article will be in the April issue of Anglican Life!
On September 7th 1958 Clyde Hapgood began his ministry as a lay reader in the Parish of St. Andrew’s, Sunnyside. On January 27th, 2019 at St. Paul’s Church in Come By Chance the parish celebrated the Conversion of Saint Paul, their patron saint, with Bishop Geoff presiding. At this service Bishop Geoff presented Clyde with a certificate recognizing his 60 years of faithful and dedicated service.
Clyde continues faithfully and dutifully in answering his call as a lay reader. But that is not the end of the story. Clyde has a partner in ministry, his wife Rowena, who has been an organist for sixty-three years. Imagine, a couple with over 120 years of combined ministry.