With great sadness, tinged with understanding of their calling to a new challenge the congregation of Holy Trinity said farewell to Alison and Peter after their final Eucharist in Dunfermline before they departed for
Birmingham to where members of our congregation joined them this week to celebrate Alison’s institution (18th Feb).
Our Rector’s Warden Stuart said goodbye and
conveyed thanks and best wishes before they left, on behalf of us all and presented Alison and Peter with a photograph of the congregation taken on the day of our last AGM together with a cheque and instructions to treat themselves. Tea coffe and cake were served and enjoyed by all. We think and pray with them both as they start their new chapter.
Rev. Alison is to be licensed at St George’s Church, Newtown in Birmingham and several Holy Trinity members traveled down to witness the proceedings and wish them well.
Alison and Peter would like to thank the congregation of Holy Trinity Dunfermline for the many cards and gifts and prayers and good wishes we received and thank those who made the journey down south, but, especially for the lovely framed photograph of the congregation and the envelope, some of the contents will indeed go to the Parish Building Fund (repair of the flat roof). And to Gill Wardell for the lovely cake and to Linda Brownlie for organising the refreshments; and in the evening for a special time with the Youth Fellowship at the Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatters Tea Party! and to Andrew and Rachel and James: thanks!