A BROUGHTON couple are celebrating 60 years of marriage today (Thursday).
Rev Geoff Mycock and wife Rene will be having a service of celebration in Saint Oswald and Saint Thomas of Canterbury Parish Church in Chester on September 22 to mark their diamond anniversary.
The pair met while working as civil servants in the Liverpool tax office and married in 1951.
When Mr Mycock reached his fifties he decided to change his career path and join the church.
He trained at St Deiniol’s in Hawarden and served as a curate in Blacon before becoming chaplain for Bishop Whitsey, the Bishop of Chester at the time.
Mr Mycock was parish vicar for Huxley, Hargrave and Sandbach Heath in Cheshire before returning to St Deiniol’s in Flintshire where he trained late ordinands before becoming the Vicar in Holt for five years.
Rene worked as the warden’s secretary at St Deiniol’s.
The couple have a daughter, Meriel, son Adrian, and four grandchildren.
Daughter Meriel told the Chronicle that she thought the secret of their long-lasting marriage was patience, trust and being there for each other.
She said: “When dad had a career change later in life he had to do a degree and train at the same time as he was working in the tax office. Mum supported him through it all and believed in what he was doing.”