Today was the last service Derek conducted as our minister before he retires again! The well attended service was followed by a bring and share lunch which allowed people to say farewell and thanks. A presentation of some theatre ticket tokens, book vouchers as well as a "more tea vicar" mug was made, in recognition of all the work that Derek has patiently and quietly undertaken during his three years of looking after us all so well. It is the first time we have had a minister who was solely responsible for just our church and we have been blessed with his ministry. He will be solely missed by the congregation as well as his future presence being noticably absent at the many events he has always made a consistent effort to attend. A lovely spread was put on as a result of all of us bringing some food and a merry time was had by all.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.