Jan’s retirement

Jan led her last service as our Associate priest on Sunday 28th January 2024. Family and friends came from our congregations, other local churches, and the town to worship together and thank Jan for her ministry among us. Church wardens Dine and Paddy spoke about the huge contribution Jan has made to the life of the church and folk in the town, including her pastoral work, links with Charlbury School and instigating new initiatives (eg Font Cafe, Memory Cafe, Stay and Play). Jan was presented with gifts, flowers, cards and a cake complete with a model of Jan (and her dog Buttons) with her feet up! Our vicar Fergus preached, and the celebration continued into a wonderful lunch. The service ended with a piece specially composed for Jan’s retirement by our organist Richard Fairhurst and sung by the choir.

You can listen to the presentations by Dine and Paddy here: