Laurie Woollard died on Good Friday. He was a faithful member of the congregation at St Peter & St Paul and lay reader for many years.
Laurie was an ordained Methodist minister before joining the Church of England and being commissioned as a lay reader. On moving to Kent he taught RE at Gravesend Grammar School for Girls where he was highly respected. After a period at Chalk Church he joined the congregation at Shorne and served as its lay reader providing valued support to the Vicar and the parish. On his retirement as lay reader the Diocese appointed him a lay reader emeritus.
Deteriorating health over the last few years made life difficult for him and Pat, particularly in the last few months when he had to live in a nursing home. He leaves a widow, Patricia, two sons, Stephen and Robert and grandchildren.
Information about the funeral will be circulated to those on our emailing list and posted on the church web site.