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Message from Fr Philip and Janet    (12/7/2011)

Fr Philip and Janet would like to say a VERY big thank you for the gift tokens and all your very kind words at the end of the Christmas Service in church last night.

It has been a privilege to be a small part of Scouting & Guiding in Coggeshall over these years and we are so conscious of all the huge amount of hard work you put in each week for the young people of Coggeshall and beyond.

It seems to me that the young people who have grown up through the groups you run turn out to be thoroughly good and responsible people and that is all credit to your example and dedication.

One of the bible readings set for 6th Dec (St Nicholas Day) says “As for you who follow God’s way, pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness” (1 Timothy 6) – this seems really apt and describes something of what I’ve seen being encouraged by you all in Scouting & Guiding here – long may it continue!

Our farewell service is on Sunday 29th January at 10am in church – we’d be delighted if you can join us so that we can say a proper ‘goodbye’ after nearly nine years living in Coggeshall which has been our home, and where Janet & I and Ben & Samuel have made so many friends. We will miss you all!

Have a good Christmas,

Love from us,

Fr Philip & Janet













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