A huge, ‘THANK YOU’ to Rev Angela
Angela’s Retirement Service 15th January 2023
None of us believed Angela was old enough to retire but she assures us she is! Sunday morning communion at St Teath was her last service. We extended a warm welcome to our church and chapel friends from Delabole, Lanteglos-by-Camelford and Advent. Rousing singing of well known tunes was interspersed with readings and a short talk by Angela, all reflecting her ministry among us and
encouraging us in our future journey. Our choir sang “May the Road Rise to Meet You” by Bob Chilcott, and organ music before and afterwards included some of Angela’s favourite choruses.
At the end of the service our Curate, Rev’d Jeffrey Terry, thanked Angela for her support in his training period. Churchwarden Gareth Stubberfield spoke of Angela’s constant demonstration of humility, gentleness and patience, and read a poem especially commissioned by Pearl for the occasion. Reader Claire Salzmann finished our farewell remarks by speaking of the great joy Angela had brought us. Archdeacon Kelly was delighted to join us for the first time in St Teath and assured us she’s keen to worship with us again!
The groaning tables in the Church Hall beckoned us for a bring and share lunch (many thanks to Barbara and Anne for preparing things whilst we were in the church). This gave us an opportunity not only to say goodbye to Angela, but to meet Rev’d Geraldine Ashton (more on Geraldine’s role next month) who along with Jeffrey and Claire will be assisting in our services whilst our next Priest is appointed. Between them, it will be as close to “business as usual” on Sundays. Archdeacon Kelly is keen to get the interview process for a new Priest going and told us all about it at a recent meeting (more on that later in the year).
In the meantime, if you need any help, please don’t hesitate to contact Jeffrey on 07562 700170 or Claire on 01840 212713, or the Warden of your local Church.