Vicar’s Ingolidisthorpe farewell

The Rev Geoff Suart (Suart) enjoying a cream tea party with some of Ingoldisthorpe's young pupils
The Rev Geoff Suart (Suart) enjoying a cream tea party with some of Ingoldisthorpe's young pupils
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While harvest festivals are normally a time to give thanks for the fruits of the soil, staff and pupils at one school have also been saying thanks to their retiring parish vicar.

The Rev Geoff Suart conducted his final service with youngsters from the Ingoldisthorpe Primary School when they celebrated harvest festival at the village’s St Michael’s Church.

They then enjoyed a cream tea at the school, where Rev Suart was presented with gifts to mark his retirement.

As well as his church role, Rev Suart has also served as a school governor during his time in the village and school secretary Fiona Nicoll said his contribution had been “invaluable.”

She said he had been a key part of school life, taking regular assemblies and helping with the running of trips.

She said: “We will desperately miss him. He has been a fantastic figurehead here.”

The school presented Rev Suart with a picture showing birds flying at Titchwell and an album of memories and pictures including messages from all the pupils and staff.