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THE REVEREND JOHN HENRY BARFOOT
John Henry, who died on the 10th of July, had been taking services regularly at Michaelstow since the beginning of 2014 until the lockdown this year, though he had stepped in before then to help out while he was still a Reader.
After being ordained as a priest he was vicar of Tintagel from 2008 until he had to retire, much against his will!
Possessed of a fine baritone singing voice he had sung professionally with D'Oyly Carte until having to give up after being warned that continuing would risk permanently damaging his voice.
He then trained as a hairdresser with none other than Raymond (Mr. Teasy-Weasy) and had his own salon at one time.
Blessed with a particularly dry sense of humour, in 2019 when Norwich Cathedral installed a helter-skelter “as a creative way to share the story of the Bible”.
He began a service by announcing that the PCC, not wishing Michaelstow to be thought backward in any way, had agreed to install a bowling alley in the knave.
Thank you, John, for your kindness and good humour; we really miss you. May you rest in peace and rise in glory.
(This, and much more news, is in the current magazine)