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Fr Anthony retires after 50 years of ministry

Fr Anthony Shryane has retired after 50 years of ministry, 21 of which were in St Etheldreda’s parish, Ely, reports Stella Fox.

The parish celebrated the occasion at a barbecue on a very hot Sunday at the end of August. It was very well attended by parishioners both present and past.

Teresa Wiseman, representing the CWL, thanked Fr Tony for the many years he had been their chaplain.

John Marshall representing the other churches in Ely, thanked him for all he had done over the years with all the other denominations.

The parish presented him with essentials to equip his new flat. He also received a cheque.

At the beginning of October, after enjoying a family holiday, he returned for a wine and nibbles evening to see the people unable to be present at the barbecue.

Fr Tony was delighted to receive a photo book of happy memories of people and events during his time in Ely and his visits to the twinned communities in Cambodia.

We wish him a very happy retirement.

Pictured above are Michele Seidler and Stella Fox thanking Fr Tony Shryane for his work in Ely.