Pastoral Visits

On 28 April Abba Seraphim, accompanied by Abba David & Father James, visited Mrs. Hazel Rockcliffe in her new Care Home at Woodlands, Doncaster and were delighted to find her very happy and well cared for there. Hazel is a long-standing member of the Cusworth Church. Returning to Cusworth, they were joined for the Raising of Evening Incense by Father Alexis Raphael of Lincoln and afterwards the clergy dined with Abba Seraphim at The Boat Inn, Sprotbrough.

The next morning, Sunday, 29 April, Abba Seraphim and Abba David concelebrated the Divine Liturgy at Cusworth, assisted by Father James and Reader Vladimir Roze and Abba Seraphim preached on “The Samaritan Woman at Jacob’s Well”. Afterwards the congregation and clergy shared fellowship over a buffet lunch. As the weather was fine, Cusworth Hall opened the old Hall walled gardens and the Bowling Pavilion at the back of the church to the public. These had been sold to the Council some years ago by the church trustees, who had continued their restoration so that croquet was once again played on the well-manicured green.

On 30 April, it being the fortieth day since the repose of the late Paul Gevriye, Abba Seraphim visited the home of his friend at Horstead Keynes in Sussex, where he had been cared for in his final illness and died, to pray the Memorial Prayers for his repose.