Ware Episcopal Church, Gloucester, will honor the ministry of the Rev. Reginald Wells Eastman with a permanent plaque inside the Historic Church. A ceremony will be held later this month.
Eastman began his ministry at Ware as the 16th rector of the church on Feb. 27, 1942 and served at the church until his retirement in 1975.
The focal point of Eastman’s ministry at Ware was youth development. He was passionate about music and frequented the local elementary schools to give enrichment classes. At Ware, he cultivated a junior choir and served as Scoutmaster for Troop 111. Beyond Gloucester, Eastman served on several boards and advisory committees for the Diocese of Virginia and Shrine Mont Camps. He was also a 15-year member of the Christchurch School Board in Middlesex.
In addition to his youth ministry outreach, Eastman was also dedicated to the Gloucester community. “Mr. Eastman was a wonderful man,” wrote Margi Teagle, the Ware parishioner who first approached the vestry a...
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