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Parish musician celebrates honour

3 July 2012

altWellington South Rotary has awarded St Joseph’s Mount Victoria parish musician Simi (Jim) Andrews a Pride of Workmanship Award.

Simi has been part of the music group at St Joseph’s for the last 30 years or so, often fitting liturgy preparation around his extensive family commitments.

It is this dedication that inspired the award made on June 13.

The parish also recently celebrated with much joy a major ‘milestone’ birthday.

At Simi’s 70th birthday lunch on May 5 in the parish centre, his son Tele’a read a poem which he had written especially for Simi.

It beautifully describes the unconditional love which has been Tele’a’s experience, but also reflects so aptly the love of God.

And it also illustrates the love Simi has for his parish family and of course for his music.

Image: Simi Andrews with wife Malia.