The Parish of St Peter & St Mary New Fishbourne
The Revd Canon Moira Wickens
9 June 2021
|Update from the Rectory
|A MESSAGE FROM MOIRA
Never in a million years did I expect to make the following announcement in this way. So please do forgive me, but there really is no other way due to the ongoing Covid restrictions.
Some of you know, many of you don’t, that I have for some time been living with a chronic illness, which has on the whole been kept under control, due to the care of my consultant.
However, over the last two years I have got steadily worse, I am now at the stage where I am in constant pain, despite strong painkillers, and unable to do many simple things. I now have to get up very early so that I can begin to move my joints and allow the painkillers to take effect, so that I can conduct say the services with a smile on my face.
During this last year I have reflected long and hard about my condition, and sadly have come to the decision to take early retirement on health grounds.
All being well, I will be around for a few weeks yet, but I am only able to do light duties.
For now, I would like to say thank you,
And a great positive is: that as we emerge out of lockdown, it will be great for a new person to be appointed, someone with energy, new ideas, and a fresh vision. So let us thank God that our paths have crossed, and please, don’t put too many flags out.
With much love and prayers,