Events to mark the retirement of Canon Ian Greenhalgh and his wife Melanie gave them a great send off with relief that they weren’t moving far! Ian has become a much loved vicar of Austwick along with Melanie who has made her own contribution to life in the area.
People from the four churches of Austwick, Eldroth, Keasden and Clapham shared a family communion service at Keasden church during the morning. This was followed in the afternoon with many people from the parishes of Austwick, Lawkland and Clapham celebrating Ian and Melanie’s time with them over the last thirteen years. Contributions were made from Deanery and local churches, the local communities, and family, emphasising the couple’s warmth and dedication.
Ian and Melanie were presented with a picture featuring all four churches and a cheque from a collection made from across all the communities that Ian has served.
You can see photos from the afternoon at this link