We said goodbye (for a while anyway) to Bob and Ann Clucas at the Gathering Service held at Stockton Church today. Bob has been Associate Minister for the last 6 years in the Bridges Group, and Ann has also been involved in church life playing the organ and keyboard on many occassions. A healthy congregation packed into the pews as Bob gave his last paid sermon (his words) where he acknowdged the diversity of the churches in the Group and how we can accept our differences positively.
Bob and Ann will be missed but we wish them happy times for the future. We are also mindful that Gillian will need support from all congregations as she takes the helm until we recruit new clergy.