The trustees, residents, warden and chaplain of Kingston College, Mitchelstown, County Cork, gathered on Tuesday, 24th March to say farewell to the secretary of the charity, Mr Wilfred Baker and to mark his retirement as Diocesan Secretary. Following a meeting of the trustees, the College community gathered in the Chapel for Morning Prayer after which tributes were paid, and gratitude expressed to Mr Baker, by the Chaplain, Canon Tom Sherlock, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton (Chairman of the Trust), and the Warden, Ms Carole Bradley. Presentations were made, including one on behalf of the residents made by the longest resident Ms Gráinne McCann.
Kingston College (College, as in ‘community’ – not an educational establishment) consists of thirty small terraced houses grouped around a large square, with a chapel in the centre. The setting is very attractive and the buildings are fine examples of Georgian architecture. More information is to be found here.
Here are the photos of the occasion: