And what a weekend it was for us at Manston. We had so many special events to mark!

On Sunday 25th June 2017, we had to say good-bye to our assistant curate, Rev. Sarah Feaster and her family. Sarah has been with us for four years and in that time has become a much appreciated part of our community. And now, unfortunately for us, it is only right that she should move on to become the Incumbent of another parish. Sarah is moving to the Great Ouseburn group of rural parishes in the Ripon Episcopal Area of the Diocese of Leeds. She presided and preached at her last Eucharist with us on Sunday morning. At the end of the service, she and her family were blessed and commended by Rev. Carolyn for the changes to which they will inevitably be adjusting over the coming weeks.

After the service, we said a more informal goodbye, with many good wishes, much cake and many presents, including a suitcase so that Sarah can transport her robes easily between her new churches!

May God bless her in her new ministry!