91 year-old Desmond Ffoulkes has just retired after 61 years as a Methodist Local Preacher. He led his final service at Wingrave Methodist Church on Sunday, October 9th. Welcoming him, Wingrave Church Steward John Cotton said how wonderful it had been over the years to have his ministry and thanked both Des and his wife Kath, who sometimes played their church organ. Des said, "I have always felt that local preaching was both a great responsibility and a great privilege. I was planned to preach here on the first Sunday of the newly refurbished church and now for my final service." Peter Green, a visitor from Des's Aylesbury Church in Buckingham Street said that, "As ever, each part of the service was inter-linked, spiced with interesting illustrations and relevant to today's world. His preaching will be greatly missed."