Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Farewell Party

A joint Farewell Party for Rev’d Dermot Thornberry and his wife Charlene – was held on Friday 17th July - by Caversham Methodist Church, Gosbrook Road and Caversham Heights Methodist Church in the hall at Caversham Heights.

About 100 people from both churches assembled to say farewell. A sumptuous buffet supper was prepared by members of both churches and, judging by the empty plates, it was enjoyed by all!

Following supper Eunice Cooper, Senior Church Steward at Gosbrook Road, and Viv Emerson, Senior Church Steward at Caversham Heights, both made speeches of appreciation and presented gifts to Dermot and Charlene.

The evening concluded with a time of fellowship.

We wish Dermot and Charlene every blessing for their move to pastures new in Paignton, Devon, where Dermot will take up his appointment from the 1st September.

Janet Offord
Church Steward at Caversham Heights

3 comments:

Paul Martin said...

Aagh they are coming to my district. I gather the church in Paignton is a good one - and it is nicely situated.

Olive Morgan said...

That's good, Paul. I hope you will welcome them and enjoy fellowship with them. I am very sad to be losing such good people, but our loss is your Disrict's gain. Dermot has just begun blogging at www.truffler.blogspot.com.

seethroughfaith said...

:)