In his sermon, Stan spoke about how God called Moses, about how God called him to be an ordained local minister in Bermondsey, and how God's call reaches out to everyone.
|Stan & Pat and the churchwardens|
It was a powerfully moving sermon that was greeted with a spontaneous round of applause by the congregation.
Later we presented them with gifts; they cut the cake that we shared later; and the congregation gave them a standing ovation.
Then, with the sun shining, we all sat down to a bring and share lunch in the churchyard.
There were piles of food. There was lots of happy laughter - and lots of reunions with old friends, including my immediate predecessor as vicar, Stewart and Rosemary, his wife, who were with us for this special celebration.
|With members of the Rhema Church who share our building|
We shall miss them. May God bless them!