I write this, I am coming to the end of my time as Church Secretary.
In 2012, as I took up the position, I looked ahead to 2018 when my
tenure finished and it seemed such a long time. But suddenly
it is here!
what a lot has happened in that time! Things too numerous to
mention, but some stand out. A change of Minister, a farewell
to Chris and Barbara after 10 years with us and a welcome to Gary
and Marie and all the new ideas and life they brought with them.
And we also welcomed Marcia into their family. We have
celebrated Christmas, sometimes with a Christmas Tree Festival
or an Angel Festival but always as a real time of celebration;
Easter Festivals, when we have woken our neighbours as we have stood
outside singing, 'Thine be the Glory'. We have truly made use
of our building in so many ways. It has been good to welcome
visitors into our Church and I hope they have taken away them
something of the love that motivates us
want to thank all those people who have helped this journey, the
Elders, those who welcome people on Sundays and do all the little
things that make worship flow and become meaningful. Music
makers, flower arrangers, cleaners, and the list goes on. And
I thank Neil who has put up with me 'always' being on Church
business. Thank you to you all.
these years, there have been many friends who we have said 'Goodbye'
to, either as they have moved away or as their earthly life has come
to an end. But we have also welcomed many people who
have chosen to live in, or near, Devizes, and have made their home
at St Andrew's. So our life here has, and will, continue.
Praise be to God.
will be hard for me - I am an active, doing person. And after
StAR (St. Andrew's Refurbishment) when I was Project Manager and
then Church Secretary, almost the whole time since I retired from
school life has been on Church business. I will need time
to adjust. So if you see me doing something that should be someone
else's task, feel free to tap my wrist - gently. I look
forward to all that St Andrew's will offer in the future and
together we will continue to worship the God who motivates all we do.