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Sunday evening's packed church for Helen Kirk's final service as our church minister and circuit superintendent was so much more than to see her 'safely off the premises' as Helen joked. It was to share in a wonderful and joyous service of worship together and to say a big 'thank you' to Helen and her husband Andrew for the fantastic contributions they have both made during their five years with us.

Music was contributed to by an eclectic mix of organ, music group, youth choir, augmented church choir and the Zimbabwean Fellowship's choir with some uplifting congregational singing. Prayers were led by Arthur Sara, with readings by Pauline Latham and Pauline Noble. Presentations were made by Circuit Steward Barry Tarbox, Aylesbury's Senior Church Steward, Gill Marks and from the members of the Zimbabwean Fellowship who, they said, were made to feel so at home here by Helen.. A 'Bible-type' reading from Peter Green acknowledged numerous aspects of her ministry at AMC. As Helen is a long-time supporter of current European League Champions, Liverpool, the reading reminded her that whatever she does and wherever she goes, 'she will never walk alone.'

Over refreshments in the hall afterwards, everyone had the opportunity to give Helen and Andrew personal thanks and good wishes as Helen moves to Crewe later this month to become the Chair of the Chester and Stoke District.

As Helen and Andrew prepare to depart, we look forward to welcoming Rev. Richard and Louise Atkinson and their family who arrive on August 1st. Their welcome service is on Saturday, 24th August at 4pm. Click here for more details.

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