Haddenham

Church Family Says Farewell

Home » News » Church Family Says Farewell
Ian Herbert
Ian Herbert's leaving send off 01
Ian Herbert's leaving send off 02
Ian Herbert's leaving send off 03
Ian Herbert's leaving send off 04

As we reported in late December, local curate Ian Herbert has now completed a three-year sojourn in Haddenham and, together with wife Beccy and their three children, is about to move on to pastures new.

The curate's role represents a training stage for newly ordained ministers within the Church of England as they look to become fully fledged vicars, and Ian's departure represents a natural step of development in his service to the Church.

Ian has now been appointed Team Vicar with responsibility for All Saints Chafford Hundred in the Grays Thurrock (Essex) Team Ministry, with Beccy very much in support.

On Saturday afternoon, 16th January, the church family gathered in St Mary's Centre at Church End to celebrate Ian and Beccy's time in Haddenham and thank them for their wonderful contributions to the life of the Church in Cuddington, Aston Sandford and Kingsey as well as here in Haddenham.

Highlight of the afternoon was a 'Flashmob' rendition of "We will miss you!" to the thumping drum-based track of Queen's "We will rock you".

Farewell, Ian and Beccy — we will miss you indeed.

(Click on any image to view an enlarged version)

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Monkey Clothes for Women 03
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 21 Oct 10:00am

Did you see the recent Stacey Dooley documentary on BBC TV which highlighted the massive consumption of water that the production of cotton requires? It was truly shocking. You can catch a glimpse of the problem here.Such environmental concerns come on the back of recent public disquiet over the use of child labour...

Allotments 03a
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 21 Oct 9:45am

Now is the perfect opportunity to take an allotment with time to prepare the ground for next season. Plots are very reasonably priced with a year's rent at £18 for unit.11(5 pole) and there are currently plots available. If anyone is interested, please contact me on 01844 292544 or at haddenhamallotments@hotmail.comAlison WattAllotment...

Peter Shepherd_Organist 02
Mike Butterworth: Sun 21 Oct 9:30am

There are some things we can take for granted at Aperitif Recitals and they are that the wine, soft drinks and canap├ęs will be excellent but especially so will be the music. Peter Shepherd, the twenty three year old organist of the Collegiate Church of St Bride Glasgow, lived up to expectations during his recital at St Mary's Church on 18th October when he performed an attractive mixture...