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Saturday, 23 October 2010

The Revd Canon Ben Eaton Retires from St John's St Raphael

The Revd Canon Ben Eaton retired as Priest-in-Charge of St John's, St Raphael, France on Sunday 26th September. Fr Ben has served 8 years in this Riviera parish, and has a long and very distinguished ministry in this diocese. Prior to St Raphel, he served for many years in St George's Barcelona, then later in Holy Trinity, Maisons Laffitte.

Fr Ben was born in South Carolina, studied in Lebanon, trained for the priesthood in Puerto Rico, was ordained for the diocese of Ecuador and served parishes in Exeter and Southwark. He is a truly international priest who has brought a richness of experience and a warm pastoral heart to his ministry.

On his penultimate Sunday, 19th September I was able to be present in St John's to share in the warm and moving tribute paid by the parish to Ben and his wife Anne. We also managed to squeeze in a moment for quiet refreshment and contemplation, pictured below!

We wish Ben and Anne a happy and blessed retirement.

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  1. REV. BEN EATON'S MINISTRY AND FRIENDSHIP WAS VERY MUCH VALUED AND ENJOYED BY MY WIFE AND I FOR SEVERAL HOLIDAYS WE SPENT AT OUR MOBILE HOME ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA. HE IS A TRULY DELIGHTFUL PERSON AND WE ARE SO PLEASED THAT BEN AND ANNE HAVE DECIDED TO RETIRE TO DEVON AND ARE NOW QUITE NEAR TO US AGAIN.

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