Gordon’s Retirement

29th July 2022

I have decided the time is right for me to retire. I passed clergy retirement age earlier in the year, and Julia and I are buying a property in Rochford for our retirement.

Our last Sunday at St Aidan’s will be Sunday 16th October with a 10am Holy Communion service followed by a lunch. All are welcome to join us for either/both the service and the lunch.

When I have retired the process to find a new vicar for St Aidan’s will begin, with at least six months vacancy before a new appointment. The next vicar will also be responsible for St Laurence church, Eastwood, as well as St Aidan’s. Services and activities will continue, more or less as usual, during the vacancy.

I have greatly enjoyed being vicar of St Aidan’s for 11 years, and will miss you all, but hope to keep in touch.

With love, Gordon.