Farewell to Brian the Vicar

On Sunday 9th July we said our farewells to The Reverend Brian McHenry and Liz as Brian takes his well earned retirement. The Sunday morning service included hymns chosen by Brian and the choir sang the anthem “How Beautiful are thy Dwellings Fair” by Brahms.  At the end of the service the Archdeacon , the very Reverend Paul Wright, blessed Brian and Liz as they prepare to move to Canterbury.

Presentations to Brian and Liz included a photograph of All Saints’and a basket of flowers prepared by The St Michael’s Guild. There were also presentations from the youth groups at All Saints’ and the previous Sunday at the Parade service Brian had been given a 2nd Orpington sweatshirt by the scouts, cubs and beavers.

The service was then followed by a Parish Lunch where 140 people had the chance to wish Brian and Liz well. A few photographs from the day are shown below.

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photo of All Saints’

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