We are sad to inform you that Diana has come to the conclusion that in the best interests of John’s health, she should resign from her position as Assistant Priest, House for Duty, in the Moorland Group of Parishes. She spoke with Bishop Christine yesterday, who accepted her resignation.
As you know, John’s health has become considerably more fragile over the last year. In particular, he has found it increasingly difficult not to be able to walk on the flat, which he must to do to keep his heart healthy. Blanchland has a lot of hills!
We have not yet agreed the precise date when they will leave, but it is likely to be around the end of January. The couple who have been renting their bungalow have asked to terminate their tenancy at the end of this month, leaving it vacant.
There will be a proper opportunity in due course to say goodbye to Diana and John and to thank Diana for her ministry among us. In the meantime we look forward to journeying through Advent and celebrating Christmas together.
Please remember them both in your prayers.