Candy and Cake
Leyburn chapel was packed on Sunday morning 28 July as we said goodbye to Janet and Brian Park at our circuit service, led by Candy Rogers, who had returned for this occasion having moved out of the area a while ago.
Janet has been with us for nine years, coming as a probationer Minister and leaving as a Superintendent Minister. Brian has played a big part in the financial business of the circuit and district.
The service featured a mix of traditional and more contemporary hymns and songs sung with customary enthusiasm. Many people played a role in the service; Candy spoke of our Christian lives as being complete yet not complete and that our imperfections might make us more approachable.
Jonathon, on violin, and Elizabeth Sparey, on piano, played two songs that created a mood of quiet reflection amongst us.
The 'Songbirds', a group of young people sang two songs; 'A Peace Blessing' and 'Go with a song in your heart', that tugged at heart strings of many.
There were refreshments at 'Tennant's' after the service where a delicious, mouth-watering, three tier cake was cut and shared between us.
Janet and Brian go with our prayers to North Wales to continue their work with the Church community and we shall miss them both.