Chaplain celebrates silver jubilee
More than 180 staff and students from the last 25 years joined the Rev Canon Andrew Robinson on 2 December to celebrate his silver jubilee as Anglican chaplain for the University.
The principal celebrant at a special communion service in the Meeting House was the Rt Rev Eric Kemp, who is retiring as Bishop of Chichester and from his place on the University's Court.
The sermon was given by the Rev Dr Colin Thompson, former University Chaplain. Also at the service was the retired Bishop of Truro, Michael Ball, who joined Sussex at the same time as Andrew.
Appointed as senior Anglican chaplain both to the University and what was then Brighton Polytechnic, Michael was also priest in charge of the parish of Falmer and Stanmer. When he left in 1980, Andrew became priest in charge and now has pastoral responsibility for five farms, two universities and two villages.
Andrew rounded off an exhausting weekend on 3 December with a special service in Falmer's St Laurence church - where the preacher was Father Rob Esdaile, Roman Catholic chaplain to the University - and a celebratory evensong at Stanmer church.
Friday 15th December 2000