Pastoral Notes September 1st, 2019

Message from Canon John

Canon John Koenig outside the Presbytery, 2009Au revoir, Saturday was my last day as Parish priest and from today, Sunday, Fr Gregory is the Priest in charge. I hope he will find the support and happiness here that I have over the last 25 years.

Firstly, many thanks for everyone’s kind wishes and cards, I will treasure them all. Following long and careful deliberations and with Bishop Peter’s blessing, I will not be moving to become Parish Priest in Olney, but will look for a quieter life and will be joining the ranks of the “retired priests” of the Diocese, who continue to help out at weekends around the Diocese; during the last year or more we have benefitted from help from Fr Tony Whitfield, Fr Brian Leatherland and Mgr. Tony McDermott and during my recent illness also Fr Robert Preece.
My love and prayers to you all.