Meg Gilley, who has been Rector of the Parish of Bensham & Teams , based at St Chad's Church in Bensham, since March 2011, has now retired.
Because of lockdown, it was not possible to have a farewell service and say goodbye properly. However, you can find the virtual service if you go to YouTube, search for Gateshead Deanery, and then find the service for 19 April in the list.
When lockdown ends, services will start again at St Chad's led by other local clergy. That includes christenings, weddings and funerals, as well as Sunday services.