I am sure that many of you will have heard by now that I have been appointed to the parishes of Holbrook, Stutton, Wherstead, Freston and Woolverstone and will be leaving here at the beginning of September. I will have been here a little over 8 years, a good length of time for a first post, and have learnt a great deal from you all.
As I write it is the beginning of June, so this has only just been announced, but I hope that we will have the chance to celebrate together before I go, and am planning a party – please keep your eyes open for dates and times. We will try to make sure that as many of you find out as possible.
Just a few useless statistics, during that time I have done over 200 funerals, around 60 weddings, and around 80 baptisms, I have taken nearly 900 church services, not including funerals weddings and baptisms, and written the sermons to go with them, as well as school assemblies and more meetings than are strictly necessary.
It has been a real joy getting to know the different communities, and travelling with you over this time and my prayers will be with you as you start to look for someone to come and minister alongside you. This is not a particularly quick process, and there are some legalities to go through so I would ask you to be patient with the churches, I know that they would appreciate any support you can give them during this time, including attending services and fund-raising events.
I look forward to seeing you before I leave, and will be letting you all know the dates of my final service here and licensing in the new parishes.
Blessings to you all.
Revd. Jenny Seggar