A LONG-SERVING parish priest will mark his 25th anniversary this weekend.
Having taken over at St John’s Church in Cudworth in 1997, popular Father David Nicholson has baptised more than 1,000 local children and married 250-plus couples during his tenure.
A special service will be held on Sunday to mark the milestone, which will also double up as his birthday celebration.
Coun Charlie Wraith, who paid tribute to Fr David’s service to Cudworth, said: “It is a remarkable achievement as priests do not usually stay that long in a parish, but Fr David loves Cudworth and its people.
“His faithful commitment has clearly shown over the years.
“I’d like to thank him for all he has done and achieved - hopefully there’s so many more yet to come.”
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