A retired Littleport vicar is celebrating 60 years of ordainment with a special Sunday service at St George's Church on May 26. 

The Venerable David Fleming was ordained as a priest in The Church of England in 1964, holding a number of positions in and around Cambridgeshire. 

Although David, who spent a great deal of his ministry in the Ely Diocese and is a Canon of The Cathedral, retired from full-time work in 2001, he still has permission to officiate. 

Studying at King Edward VII school in Kings Lynn, David served as Chaplain General of HMP Prisons between 1993 and 2001, visiting America, Canada, Nigeria, South African and Italy to help Chaplains in other prisons. 

In 1996, he was appointed Chaplain to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a position he held for almost a decade. 

Vicar of St George's Littleport, The Reverend Natalie Andrews, said: "We are so blessed to have David’s priestly ministry, wisdom, generosity and humour amongst us at St George’s.

"David and his wife Elizabeth are well respected, active and precious members of our congregation."