An uplifting service of hymns chosen by the congregation followed by tea and delicious cakes. A new banner made for the occasion was unveiled and dedicated and hung near to the board of calligraphy naming the 40 vicars since 1318. The service culminated in a gem of a reflection by the 40th vicar, (Rector) Canon Peter Greenwood. A reprinted edition of Wagners book The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Gillingham continues on sale at £7