"I am the vine; you are the branches." — John 15:5

Thank you, from Susan+ and Peter+

June 2022

Dear Friends in Christ,

We were delighted to see so many of you at our retirement party at St. Helen’s on June 5, 2022!   The Covid pandemic changed our lives; not just during the past two years of isolation and other challenges but in many ways, forever.  When we announced our retirement we quoted Ecclesiastes, “to everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven”.  We have to admit that the ‘weather’ during these first few months has not been all sunshine and rainbows!  We are slowly adjusting to the new, so-very-different lifestyle!

We want to thank you all for last week’s event, especially to the coordinators, Lorna, Judy and Kathy and all who assisted them.  The flowers on every table, the beautiful bouquet and boutonniere, the exquisite buffet of sweets and savouries, and the lovely wine, all set in the light-filed Trinity Hall, made for a very special gathering.  Thank you to the Wardens, and many others, for kind words and wonderful reflections on memories, both happy and poignant. Thank you also for the dozens of cards and notes we have received and for the generous gifts, that will help fund our next adventure.

We are confident that, as a parish, you are entering a new era of ministry well equipped with the strength of a faithful, healthy, Spirit-filled and spiritually gifted community, ready  to engage with the world so in need of God’s guidance, joy and peace. 

Until we meet again, blessings to you all! Susan+ and Peter+