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Pocklington vicar to retire

Rev Geoff Hollingsworth's last service will be on Sunday 18 March.
Rev Geoff Hollingsworth's last service will be on Sunday 18 March.

Pocklington vicar Rev Geoff Hollingsworth is to retire, it has been announced.

Rev Hollingsworth has been the vicar of the Pocklington Group of Churches for more than eight years – since November 2009.

His last service will be on Sunday 18 March at 10.45am in Pocklington. This will be a group service and is the day before his 65th birthday.

Geoff and Marilyn will leave Pocklington in April to live near their two sons and three grandchildren.

Rev Hollingsworth said: “We have really enjoyed our time here and are now looking forward to retirement and having more time to be with our family and friends and doing some travelling. In the future I look forward to continuing my ministry as a retired vicar and helping out in parishes.”