Chris and Roz’s last Sunday

It was a sad time when we had to say farewell to Chris and Roz, as Chris retires from our parish.

A special cake..

A special cake..

In the morning, at our usual parish eucharist, both shared the sermon, reminding us of the achievements over the past years.

Chris and Roz sharing a sermon

Chris and Roz sharing a sermon

In the afternoon we celebrated a special Choral Evensong, with the clerical choir, Octave, supplemented with some of Chris’ relations. They led the hymns and sang the psalms and canticles.

Octave+ leading the singing

Octave+ leading the singing

We were supposed to have Bishop Tim with us, but as he was prevented by other responsibilities, Bishop Christopher did the honours, and preached the sermon.

Bishop Christopher preaching

Bishop Christopher preaching

In addition ot the usual St Peter’s congregation many others came to pay tribute to Chris and Roz’s ministry.

The congregation

The congregation

By the look of, Chris was very pleased with his final service….

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Afterwards, in the Millenium Hall, the usual spread of food and drink which everyone enjoyed.

Time for food and chat

Time for food and chat

Our deputy PCC chair, Pat, expressed all of our feelings as she thanked both Chris and Roz for all that they had done for St Peter’s and the community of Braunstone. Flowers were presented to Roz and a cheque for them both – to be spent, perhaps, on a barbeque in their new home.

Pat pays tribute to Chris and Roz

Pat pays tribute to Chris and Roz

Chris then expressed his thanks…

Chris and Roz respond

Chris and Roz respond

… and then the happy couple cut the cake!

Cutting the cake

Cutting the cake

We all want to say a big thankyou to them both for all they have brought to Braunstone and St Peter’s. May your retirement we long and happy!

This entry is dated Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 4.26pm and is filed under News.

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