The rocker beckons #pisky

It’s been a day both ordinary and extraordinary. We made the announcement that I shall retire in the summer and, overnight, I wrote to our clergy to explain.

‘How do I feel about that?’ people ask. Well the period between now and then will go in a flash, partly because it will be extra busy.

As my letter says, I think I have had a most extraordinary time in ministry and I am very thankful for that.

But I like the idea that, for the first time since I was ordained, I shall have quite a bit of time. I like the prospect of time for family – particularly the time that Alison and I will give to our children and to our grandchildren, Eve, Jack, Esme and Alice. I like the possibility that unexpected and different things may turn up. I’d like to be trimmer and fitter. I have some things that I want to do and others that I need to do ….

This is the letter I wrote to our clergy

And this is the link to the announcement on the SEC website

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5 Responses to The rocker beckons #pisky

  1. ++David, every blessing to you and Alison. I enjoyed your friendship as a young curate. God bless, Robert+

  2. Caroline Walker says:

    Wishing you all the very best David. Hopefully, we will see you in Dublin soon.

  3. You’ll love it. Enjoy your demob-happy time!

  4. Donald Ker says:

    Every Blessing, David. Retirement is good, and fun, but don’t for a minute imagine yourself in a rocking chair! You just get the chance to enjoy ministry and living in a new way.

  5. Alison Cadden says:

    What a good idea! You’ve had a remarkable journey since you left Seagoe & we wish you both well for the next exciting chapter, especially into the unknown world of retirement with family & friends. Love to you & Alison.

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