Thu, 01 Aug 2019
Parishioners from six West Berkshire congregations flocked to St Mary’s Church, Beenham, to honour a long-serving local minister.
The Reverend Janice Macdonald intends to retire to a part-time ministry in North Newbury after working in the church community for 25 years.
The Beenham service – held on Sunday, July 7 – was an opportunity for locals to thank her for her service and to present her with gifts.
While the Archdeacon of Berkshire, the Venerable Olivia Graham, was at hand for a valedictory sermon, Rev Macdonald herself presided over the ceremony.
Afterwards, refreshments were served outside St Mary’s.