Reflected Glory

Rev John Fleetwood was the Vicar of Canvey from 1957 – 1973. This was the time when St Katherine's was to close and a new church built, St Nicholas. Rev Fleetwood was instrumental in getting the project completed in 1961. In 1980 he wrote his autobiography 'Reflected Glory'. Some of the relevant chapters are being published here. Hopefully with his family's blessing.

I found his story delightful, funny and very honest. A good description of life on Canvey at that time. I am sure you will find yourself having a chuckle as you read it.

Page link: Reflected Glory
Reflected Glory
Changing Canvey
Page link: Reflected Glory (Part one)
Reflected Glory (Part one)
Taken from Rev John A Fleetwood Memoirs 1980
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Reflected Glory (Part two)
Miss Evans, Miss Allbut and that car
Page link: Reflected Glory (Part three)
Reflected Glory (Part three)
Funerals, Cows and Joe Overs