Steve Offord tribute
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Woolwich Garrison Church Trust Trustee, Steve Offord. Here, Chairman of the Trust pays tribute.
Steve was a Trustee of the Woolwich Garrison Church Trust from its inception. He loved the place and was a sane, sensible, good-humoured and hard-working trustee. When he was in charge of the rostering responsibilities for Trustees to be present at the Sunday openings of the Church to the public, the system ran wonderfully smoothly.
Steve and Jackie attended many of the events organised at the Church, and when, due to ill health it was not possible for him to attend the Gala Dinner and Auction of Promises at the restored Officers' Mess last year, we were delighted that Jackie attended with Steve’s blessing, accompanied by their son, Paul.
I was touched to learn that towards the end of his life and without informing anyone, Steve and Jackie would go down on occasion to the Church and spend some time together in the garden, enjoying the quietness, being together and doing some gardening work.
All the Trustees will greatly miss Steve’s contribution and wish to express our sincere condolences to Jackie and the family. We hope that it may be possible at some future date to organise an event in his memory.
Woolwich Garrison Church Trust