Revd Michael Womack has now retired from the Hoxne Benefice and we are all sad to see him go: we shall miss his ministry and loving pastoral concern, as also that of his wife Mary - not to mention Monty the dog.
Owing to the Covid-19 crisis, we were not able to hold the planned farewell service and lunch on 29th March. Benefice gifts have, however, been presented (including trees and shrubs for their new garden) and the plan is to invite them back for a celebration later in the year.
It so happened, then, that Michael's last service in the benefice was a very happy one: a baptism, here in St Margarets. A good memory to take away.
The vacancy is being advertised but the process could well now be prolonged: meanwhile, we are in the capable hands of our Associate Priest, Revd Eleanor Goodison, supported by Revd John and Revd Richard, and under the supervision of the Rural Dean of Hoxne Deanery, Revd Canon Susan Loxton. The benefice email address [email protected] will now go to Revd Eleanor.