Rev Alan Matthews will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of his ordination, in March. Throughout his ministry, Alan has held placements in Birmingham, England; Victoria, Australia; Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory; and Nedlands, Swan View and Cockburn in Western Australia. He has also had an active involvement with Uniting Church in WA Presbytery and Synod, including in the areas of social justice, Christian unity and world mission.
He retired from ministry in 1992, but since then has kept active in the Uniting Church including taking services in various congregations and representing Frontier Services.
The celebration will be held on Sunday 8 March, 3.00pm, at St Martin’s Uniting Church, Forrestfield. Alan has requested that in place of a gift, a donation to the Christmas Bowl may be made. RSVP to Rev Betty Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 February.
Image: Rev Alan Matthews at the Frontier Services display at the 2008 Synod meeting.