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Cakes!

Sunday, the 29th of July saw the last service being held at Witchampton Methodist church. It was led by the Reverend Nigel Deller, its minister.

Different members of the congregation took part: Doreen Holford started the service off with helpful reflections on the life and witness of the church. Ruth Jones and Leo Armson read lessons, and others chose the hymns.

Some circuit staff took part, too: Chris Lusher, Deacon Alison McMillan and the superintendent minister the Reverend Gwyneth Owen. Gwyneth thanked Nigel for his careful and compassionate ministry to the Witchampton people and for his challenging sermon.

Of course, there was considerable sadness at bringing to an end the witness of this church after so many years. However Nigel reminded us that all things change and it is our responsibility to work out how we can serve the present age — not an easy challenge. He also reminded the Witchampton congregation that they had been faithful servants and their work in this place had been well completed.

At the end of the service Doreen wished Nigel a happy birthday and we all sang to him. He was then presented with a gift from the church.

Needless to say, this was followed by tea and cakes, in the good Methodist tradition!

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