OUR FOUNDER

Our vicar, John Leonard, is a founder member of Summer Moon. He retired at the end of June 2018 and we thank him for all the fantastic things he has done for the festival and our local community.
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It was John’s idea to have a beer and music festival on the Parish Meadow. Without him, Kingskerswell Summer Moon simply would not have started at all! One of his favourite events of the festival is Proms Night. At the concert on 21 June 2018, the Summer Moon team presented him with a picture as a retirement gift.
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Yes, our abseiling, motor-biking, sheep-rearing, Morris dancing, car-rallying John has retired after 45 years’ service as a priest, 29 years with the local community and 10 years with Summer Moon.

Everyone at Summer Moon wishes John a long, healthy and happy retirement. He will be sorely missed.