When Chris Johnson joined our group of parishes as a curate, we always knew that this was part of his training and that he would only be with us for a limited time. When this issue of the magazine is published, he and Laura will have had their final service and goodbyes, and moved on to Leicester Diocese.
It was lovely to have had Chris as a curate. He brought energy, youth and enthusiasm to all he did. When, after a relatively short time, Bob moved away, Chris took on the increased responsibilities of looking after the parishes very efficiently, keeping things going until the appointment of our new Vicar, Sean. He was instrumental in setting up Messy Church in Staunton and also was involved in Messy Church in Weobley. Parishioners enjoyed his services and his visits and the way he rolled up his sleeves and joined in. Laura too brought an added dimension of friendliness and helpfulness to us all.