Rev Dave retires

Rev Dave retires

Sunday 11 August saw a packed church for Rev Dave’s final  service.  At this United Benefice service held in Silsoe Church over 150 adults and children sang Dave’s favourite hymns and listened to his chosen readings.

At the end of the service, Dave and Kath were presented with a large cheque donated by the parishioners from all 3 parishes which we hope will enable them to buy something really special.  Dave and Kath were also presented with an engraved silver photo frame containing pictures of all three churches.  A book of memories and messages from parishioners was also presented.

After the service a buffet lunch at the Vicarage was provided by the PCCs and enjoyed by many well-wishers.

Dave and Kath have contributed a huge amount to the Benefice and life in our villages and will be greatly missed.   Our prayers go with them for a future filled with peace and happiness.

He will not forget the work you did, or the love you showed Him
in the help you gave and are still giving to your fellow Christians

Hebrews 6:10

 

Photo of presentation
Mike Olney presenting Dave & Kath with their gifts
Photo of Dave Sermon
Rev Dave's final service
Photo Mike Olney & Kath
Mike presenting Kath with the book of messages
Photo of Dave & Kath cutting cake
Cutting the cake at the Farewell Lunch