Goodbye to Rev Gerald Broadbent

Church members gathered after the service on 22nd July to wish Rev Gerald Broadbent well in his retirement. Gerald conducted his last communion service as the church’s minister after which all stayed for lunch of sandwiches, pastries and cakes.

Tabatha Hodgkinson honoured the work of Gerald and offered good wishes on behalf of members. Gerald was presented with a number of gifts which included a card signed by members, a card from some of the children, a clock and a pen. Gerald thanked members for their support during his time at Horwich and spoke of his future plans, including fell walking. We all hope to see Gerald and Daphne again as they will still be living in Horwich.