The Ractor read this out on Sunday 29th October during the services at Rosyth and Dunfermline:
‘Earlier this year I was invited by the Archdeacon of Birmingham to look at a parish in inner city Birmingham. After much prayer and reflection Peter and I have decided to accept God’s call to move and on Sunday 18th February 2018 I will be licensed as Priest in Charge of St George’s church Newtown and the church of St Paul and St Silas Lozells, subject to a satisfactory Disclosure.
So today I am announcing my resignation as your Rector here, a little more over the twelve weeks’ notice required by the constitution. My last service in Rosyth will be on Sunday 21st January ay 9.30am and in Dunfermline on Sunday 28th January at 11am.
Please pray for Peter and myself as we prepare to take up this challenging ministry in a diverse and international community and I will pray for you all here too.’
The Rev’d Alison Cozens