Ssome of us will have returned from Ripon where The Revd Shelia Murray has been licensed as Associate Priest for Bishop Monkton and Burton Leonard in the Benefice of Ripon Cathedral. Shelia journeys on this next stage of her ministry with our love and prayers and we give thanks to God for all she achieved whilst she was with us.
One of Shelia’s innovations was the Parish Weekend Away.
This time, she secured Northgate House at Buckfast Abbey for us to enjoy and what a splendid time we had!
Bishop Peter led the sessions for us and he, and his wife Jane, entered into the joyful spirit of the weekend completely.
Our accommodation was first class, we had many laughs together and we learnt a lot from Bishop Peter’s teaching.
The final service was held in the small Methodist chapel in the Buckfast Abbey grounds.
We raised the roof singing praises to God.
Valerie and Diana had worked very hard organising the weekend and we were very grateful to them. Will we return? Most definitely!