"Is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there will be nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future?" Jacqueline Kennedy

Friday, January 04, 2019

A Celebration To Mark Retirement of Reverend Ronald Lau Of Christ Church Cobble Hill

Christ Church Cobble Hill on Clinton Street in 1920s
photo credit: brooklynarchive.com
The Cobble Hill Association just announced the retirement of The Very Reverend Ronald Lau from Christ Church Cobble Hill. A celebration of his ministry and his retirement, will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019, starting with a Choral Evensong at 3pm. A farewell fête is to follow.
The event will be held at St. Paul's Church, located at Clinton and Carroll Streets.

You may remember that Reverend Ronald Lau navigated his Episcopal congregation through very difficult times when lightening struck the church's bell tower in the summer of 2012, severely weakening it. Tragically, falling debris stuck a pedestrian who died of his injuries.
The congregation has been hard at work ever since to make repairs to this brownstone edifice.

For those interested in the landmarked Christ Church at 326 Clinton Street, here is a bit of its history.

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