It’s been 10 years since I started working in Fenham – and now I have to move on. The last few months have been spent consolidating the work I’ve done so that most projects will carry on for the foreseeable future. I’ve done all I set out to do – and now I have to start all over again somewhere else (more of that in a future post I hope!)
I had hoped to leave my post quietly, perhaps leaving a little note saying “so long and thanks for all the fish” – but it wasn’t going to be allowed. I turned up as requested for what I thought might be tea and cakes an a nice chat with some people I have worked with…… and walked into a church full of lovely people waiting to wish me well. I felt humbled by the work that had been put into Saturday evening – I didn’t count heads but there were a lot of people there!
This is a photo of me lost for words!!
I can’t even count how many times I’ve stood at that microphone to lead worship – and there I was desperately trying to think of something relevant/funny. The whole thing took my breath away.
We moved into the back hall where there weren’t only tea and cakes, but a fabulous array of other tasty eatables too.
What I liked best though – were the conversations happening right there in that hall – people meeting and talking and planning for future events and projects after I had gone – it was amazing.
I’m going to miss every one of them and I hope the good work in Fenham continues (I’m absolutely certain it will!)
Bye bye Fenham – and thank you for your love and support – I’ll leave a big piece of my heart in this place
tata for now xxx