Mary's final service ends on a merry note

The Revd Mary Jepp’s final service took place on Sunday 21st May at St Michael’s Church. The service was one of Choral Evensong. We were delighted to welcome back “Divers Voyces” to lead the music, and they sang settings by Bruckner, Morales, Holst and Peter Phillips. The organist, appropriately, was Paul Herring, one of Lois Jordan’s sons.

Before the service Mary re-dedicated the organ in memory of Lois, whose legacy paid for the additional work to be done. After the service, Mary Read made a presentation to Mary of a book on Icons and a cheque for £450. After the presentation, the two Mary’s were seen dancing down the nave together like the conclusion of a Morcambe & Wise Show. An appropriate ending, which highlighted the joy and happiness that Mary Jepp brought to her ministry in our community.

We wish Mary and Mike every success and happiness in the latest chapter of their lives, about to start in Kilmarnock.

Michael Keck

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