Although we're not actually parting from our Rector, Hugh, the congregation of Holy Trinity Dunoon gave him a great send-off yesterday in the estimable Chatters restaurant where we had a splendid lunch, some heartfelt speeches and some singing: a psalm detailing Hugh's achievements and a parody hymn which you can see over at Di's blog
When you live in a smallish place for long enough, you begin to realise that you say "goodbye" to a great many people. Some of them are people who have played a significant part in our lives, and Hugh is one such. We're delighted he's staying in the area, and hope he has time to do more than cut grass and attack the hedges. As he travels the diocese in his role as Synod Clerk and supernumerary priest, we wish him well.
A speedy recovery for his ailing motor would be a good start!