Choir and servers in Worthing church photo named

St Andrews Church, Tarring, choir and servers, c1947
St Andrews Church, Tarring, choir and servers, c1947

This photo of the choir and servers from St Andrew’s Church in Tarring was featured in Looking Back a few weeks ago.

The photo, taken around 1947, was sent in by Lyle Milner, who is pictured on the far left of the front row.

Lyle’s brothers, David and John, are fourth and fifth from left on the front row.

Chris Green, archivist at St Andrew’s Church, has written in to name most of the other people in the photo.

On the back row, Chris names, from left to right – Jimmy Horn, unknown, Ron White, Miss Addenbrooke, Phyllis Bailey, Fred Hunt, Mr Chipper, Bill Redman (reader), Mrs Godber, next three unknown, Ella Golds, Maurice Williams.

Middle row – Mr Braden, Robert Kirby (organist and choirmaster), William Coburn Cowper (churchwarden), Rev John Godber (rector), Rev Harold Henshaw (curate), Herbert Lovelock (churchwarden), Wing Commander White, Arthur Clift (assistant organist).

Front row – Lyle Milner, unknown, Colin Chapelle, David Milner, John Milner, unknown.

Do you recognise any of the remaining unknown people in the photo?

If you can put a name to any of the faces, or if you have any old photos you would like to share, please get in touch.

• Send your memories and photos to James Connaughton, via email to, send them by post or pop into Cannon House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN11 1NA. Telephone 01903 282351.