The mission community came together on Epiphany Sunday to say our final farewells to Alan. Alan has been our rector for 23 years and in that time he has overseen a great number of changes and has lead us all further in our relationships with Christ.
I have worked with Alan for a number of years in my Church Warden capacity and I must say its been a privilege. The service was one of joy and with love in our hearts we lifted up Alan and Irene and thanked God for all their hard work over the years.
We are blessed in a way as they are not moving out of Silverton as they have been given permission to stay close to friends and family and so we will still be able to see them around.
This is a something I in my short time in Bickleigh have not seen an “interregnum”. We don’t know how long this will last and in what form we will exit but we do know that Alan has left us in good heart and excited for the future.
God Bless you Alan and hear is to the future.