On Sunday 15 October, Uniting Church in the City (UCIC) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Rev Geoff Blyth during the worship service at UCIC Wesley Perth.
Geoff was ordained as a minister of the Methodist Church of Australia at Wesley Church on 15 October 1967 with the late Rev Jock Drysdale. He has served in various congregations around Western Australia, including Denmark, Midland, Swanbourne, Kellerberrin, Floreat, Duncraig, Como and Perth Wesley. He was the Moderator of the Uniting Church in WA for two years.
He has been a Chaplain with the Silver Chain Hospice Care Service based at Kingsley, and a member of the Board of Good Samaritan industries.
Following retirement in April 2001, Geoff and his wife, Esmé, spent a year in ministry with the Methodist Church in Cumbria, North England.
He is currently an Associate Minister at UCIC Wesley Perth, with responsibilities in Pastoral Care. He also conducts worship on occasions at Osborne Park and Rowethorpe Uniting Churches.
Congratulations on reaching this wonderful milestone Geoff and for your endless dedication to serving the church.