- Category: 2003
The parish of St. Michaels said goodbye to their assistant minister in January this year. The Rev. Mike McNamara came to Galleywood in 1997 from Bolton where he was Team Vicar in an inner city multi-faith community. Prior to that he had served as pastor to the Cathedral Chaplaincy in Tanzania - a mixed congregation of expatriates and Tanzanians who worshipped in English. Mike arrived in Galleywood as a bachelor and leaves as a family man and father. He met Joanna Hammonds during his time in Tanzania and eleven years later they were married at her home in New Zealand. They now have a son, George, and are moving to Elmswell near Bury St Edmonds where Mike will be Rector of St. John the Divine.