Leaving west Worcestershire

Almost four years ago, I arrived as a curate (and as a single bloke!) in west Worcestershire. On Sunday evening, Jen & I had our final leaving event, and on Tuesday the removals men arrived and we departed for Somerset.

There are many things that I’ll miss about Worcestershire, and it’s difficult to pick out particular events… but I’ll have especially good memories of the cafe churches, the discipleship group and the youth group. Working with David Sherwin (‘the rabbi’) has been a real pleasure – not least because of his irrepressible good humour and generosity of spirit. I also greatly valued our friendly neighbours in Wichenford. (It’s also difficult picking out representative photos from the past couple of weeks – partly because I took none at the final one!)

Barbecue at Rich & Marianne Cole's house for the Discipleship Group & family members. L-R: Francis & Sarah; Callum; Charlotte & Geoff; Marianne; Jen; Rich

Barbecue at Rich & Marianne Cole’s house for the Discipleship Group & family members. L-R: Francis & Sarah; Callum; Charlotte & Geoff; Marianne; Jen; Rich

Supper at Jenny Sawtell's. L-R: Chris; Rich; Jenny; Jen; Adrian & Joyce; Dot; Tony; Marianne.

Supper at Jenny Sawtell’s. L-R: Chris; Rich; Jenny; Jen; Adrian & Joyce; Dot; Tony; Marianne.

We arrived in Somerset on Tuesday evening and have been unpacking boxes since then! This nearby roadsign seems symbolic, as it has five of the villages in the Polden Wheel parish being represented (the missing one is Ashcott, which is further east, and Cossington is part of another group).

The way to go... roadsign near Catcott.

The way to go… roadsign near Catcott.

11 thoughts on “Leaving west Worcestershire

  1. Every blessing in your new home and church Richard and Jen. Will you be at New Wine 2 I will be there.

  2. Welcome to Somerset, we hope you will have a long and very happy and enjoyable stay, we all look forward to seeing you in and around the Polden Wheel and we will all support you as well as we can. Welcome Rich and Jen!!

    • Hi Chris,

      Very many thanks for your warm welcome! We’re delighted to be here and we’re looking forward to meeting everyone properly before too long!

      Blessings,
      Rich & Jen

  3. Best of luck in Somerset. I will let you know if the photography talk comes off, we are so busy building Canvas & Clover I haven’t given running courses a second thought!
    Wendy

    • Thanks Wendy. It sounds like you have plenty going on at the moment! Happy to do the photography talk for you if you want it but no worries if not. Blessings, Rich

  4. Welcome to the Poldens! We do hope this will be a blessed time for you both here. If there is anything we can do practically for you as you settle in please let us know.

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