Reverend bids a fond farewell to her parishioners

There was a full house at St John's Church in Spittal on Sunday morning as Reverend Ann Peters and the congregation said farewell to each other.

Saturday, 26th November 2016, 07:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 09:30 am
Rev Ann Peters

She has energetically served as assistant priest in Tweedmouth, Spittal and Scremerston for the last five years, working alongside Rev Matthew Knox.

Ann led her final service which included activities for children and young people and where she challenged the whole congregation to live in God’s strength.

Rev Knox gave a tribute in which he described Ann’s dedicated hard work, serving people in the community at large as well as in the churches.

Among the many gifts presented to Ann was a jug decorated with Berwick landmarks from Tweedmouth Pottery.

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The congregation expressed both thanks for her ministry and also sadness at her departure, as she moves to be assistant priest in Rothbury and Upper Coquetdale.

Ann said: “It has been a real pleasure and a great privilege to live and work as House for Duty Priest in the parishes of Tweedmouth, Spittal and Scremerston for the past five years.

“Everyone has been wonderful and I have made so many friends.

“I wish them all God’s blessing and every success in the future.”

She added: “It is really hard to leave and move on but I am looking forward to life and lots of new challenges in the Parish of Upper Coquetdale.”