Photos from Rev’d Joan Lyon’s last Sunday

Bishop Anne writes:

The Revd Joan Lyon will retire on 30 September 2018. Joan is moving to Stirling. We are very grateful for her ministry at St Ninian’s, Seaton, and in the Diocese. Joan has done much to support the refugee families arriving in the city. We pray for her at this time of transition.

Following Joan’s retirement, the Rev’d Nick Bowry will be curate responsible for St Clement’s, Mastrick and St Ninian’s, Seaton. This change of responsibility, and the drawing closer together of these two churches, will be marked at a service at St Ninian’s on Sunday 28 October at 10.30am.

Photos from her last Sunday at St Ninian’s yesterday (Sunday 16 September), including the confirmation of a member of the congregation, are below:

Joan leads the service of the word in her last service at St Ninian’s.

Jaime Buckingham, a member of the congregation was confirmed at the service.

Receiving gifts from the congregation

Words of thanks from the Bishop on behalf of the congregation, the Diocese and many others.

Members of St Ninian’s congregation lay hands on Joan – a St Ninian’s tradition for all who move on from the congregation.