Rev’d Gary and Maggie celebrate 19 years of Ministry at St James as we all say farewell and good luck on Sunday 4th May 2014 at the Church Hall

Since then we have received this thank you message

We would like to thank everyone for their gifts, cards, kind and encouraging words and prayers over the last few weeks.  My final Sunday in Burnopfield at St James’ was wonderful and it was good to be able to share it with so many people at the Communion services and the farewell service and tea.  You will be glad to know that I have now spent my generous farewell gift on a new guitar and amplifier.  It’s been really good to look back through all the cards that we have received.  Almost all the boxes have now been unpacked. 

 God bless, Gary and Maggie.’

Before it all began

Before it all began

the wonderful spread is revealed

the wonderful spread is revealed

The Cake

The Cake

Gary & Maggie with the cake

Gary & Maggie with the cake

Gary & Maggie cut the cake

Gary & Maggie cut the cake

Rev;d Heather presents gift

Rev;d Heather presents gift

David presents a gift from the parishioners

David presents a gift from the parishioners

Garys leaving present

Gary’s leaving present

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roy gives a few anecdotes

Roy gives a few anecdotes

 

Gary & Roy offering mutual support

The Choir seranade Gary

The Choir seranade Gary

The Choir sing again

The Choir sing again

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hall was full of tables and all the tables were full!

The hall was full of tables and all the tables were full!

 

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All over now and enthusiastic cleaning from Burland

All over now and the “Downstairs” servants clean up!