FAREWELL AND THANK YOU From Sharon & John

This very brief note from John and myself is to say thank you for a magnificent send-off. Of course not everybody was able to come to this morning’s service, but we are every bit as grateful to the absentees who have been with us at any time over the last nine years.  We both found this morning very emotional, but also very stirring. We shall be thinking of you as we begin yet another new life. Thank you also for your generous gifts.

The other reason for writing today is to send the link that we promised to the slide show that we put on in place of the sermon. For the benefit of those who did not catch it in church, it was largely a series of pictures that we’ve taken from 2012 to the present, with many memories of parish life – including, inevitably, a number of shots of people who are no longer with us.

Just CLICK HERE the show. You need a quarter of an hour and a cup of tea, or perhaps a glass of something.
    Will this wind be so mighty …
Some church members – especially those who are younger than we are – may not be familiar with the 1961 ‘Beyond the Fringe’ sketch about the end of the world, in which case it might not be at all obvious why reading a particular Old Testament passage caused John such great difficulty. The original sketch is not difficult to track down, and there’s rather a good recreation of it led by Peter Cook and Rowan Atkinson in 1979
NOT QUITE THE END OF THE WORLD

Sharon and John