Date Added: 30/09/2019 @ 10:46am
The time has come for me to say farewell to my dear friends at St Peter’s church, and I confess that I do so with mixed emotions. I’m very grateful for all the kindness and patience that you have shown me over the four and a half years that I have been your vicar. I’m sad to be leaving you, but also a little relieved, as I’ve known for some time that my health problems mean that I’m not really able to be the vicar that you need. I have many happy memories of Fremington, which I will take with me when I go.
I would ask you please to pray for those who will have to work even harder during the interregnum, especially for Tom, as he takes on some extra responsibilities. If you give him the same love and support that you have always given me, I know that he’ll be just fine.
Leaving is never easy, but one thing that makes it somewhat easier is to remember that I’ve never really been in charge of St Peter’s church. Jesus Christ is Lord of his church, and whilst clergy come and go, he does not. As you’ll have heard me say many times before: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13v8).