Archdeacon John retires this year after thirty years of ministry in this diocese, the last seventeen as your Archdeacon. There is to be a farewell service for John and Gill at St Mary Magdalene on Thursday 30th June at 7.00pm. This will be open to everyone. Afterwards there’ll be some refreshments and an opportunity to say goodbye. Many people have asked how they can express their thanks to John for hisdistinguished ministry as Archdeacon of Taunton and Warden of Readers. If you would like to contribute to a thank you presentation gift please hand to a churchwarden or to the Parish Office.