Farewell to Richard and Virginia
Our Minister, Richard and his wife Virginia are leaving us on 30th September to take up a new pastorate in Lymington, Hampshire.
Richard led his final service for us on Sunday 19th September. It was a joyful time together. Following the worship, a presentation was made, of a painting by local artist Ann Prater and a Peace Lily plant. Richard had often spoken of ‘leaning on a gate’ in thought and prayer, and the church commissioned a scene of a gate on the local hillside. The fellowship then shared lunch in the Church Hall. The lunch was prepared by Andy Cruickshank, who is chef at the Mug and Muffin in Leamington Road.