Sally – The Honeycomb November 2021
It was with great sadness we said goodbye to the Reverend Alun Glyn-Jones at his last celebration of Holy Communion with us on Sunday October 3rd after twenty years loyal service to St Andrew’s church.
Over seventy came to wish him well and the choir from Grittleton joined us, as shortly he will move away nearer to family, to be with them and his wife, Chris, who is very sadly poorly in a nursing home.
Alun came to us during a vacancy of Priest just for a couple of weeks and twenty years later was still ministering to us with wisdom, inspiration and friendship. How lucky we have been – but now we wish him well in the coming days as he moves away.
Alun’s wonderful connection with people has touched so many during his time with us. He has not only taken our first Sunday services but also weddings, baptisms, funerals, 13 Remembrance Services by the memorial and in church, helped those preparing for confirmation as well as taking other services in the Benefice.
This amounts to over three hundred and seventy occasions in all.
At the end of the service a few heartfelt words of thanks to him were said and some gifts given in gratitude of all he has done for us. It was a highly charged and emotional moment for all present.
We say farewell with deep fondness and realisation that a great man has touched our ministry in St Andrew’s over these past twenty years.
God bless Alun. We will keep you and Chris in our prayers. The door is always open for you.