After his last service at St Mary's on Easter Sunday, James was thanked for his support in his time with us, and he and Ruth received a presentation from the congregation
Afterwards, James wrote:
Dear lovely people of St. Mary's,
What can we say? We are overwhelmed by your generosity to us yesterday - both your kind, humorous and fitting words Audrey (I take 'quite the modern vicar' as a high compliment!!!), your incorporation of Ruth and the children and your amazing gifts and outrageously generous cheque to us. We are literally speechless.... You have always cared for us, and that care was true right to the end. Thank you! And do not fear - we take a piece of St. Mary's with us!
With heartfelt gratitude,
James and Ruth