Spiritual life: Thanks for my years in Gants Hill

PUBLISHED: 08:00 11 August 2018


This is the last Spiritual Life Column that I will be writing.

Sue and I came to Gants Hill in September 2005.

Sadly my wife Sue died last year and being past pensionable age, I have decided to retire from my ministry at Ashurst Drive Baptist Church.

It has been a good 13 years and I have made good friends in the church and community.

In any area you meet those who become special to you, and lifelong friendships are forged.

What will happen at Ashurst Drive Baptist Church when I retire?

It will follow the leading of God and continue to serve God and the community.

What am I going to do in retirement? Apparently, retirement may increase my risk of dying of a heart attack.

In a study it was said: “We found an 80per cent higher rate of death from coronary disease among those in a study who had retired compared with those who had not.”

So in retirement I will be trying to fend off the coronary by walking around the flatness of Cambridgeshire, the county where I am retiring.

I will be spending time with my grandchildren who will keep me active as well. I intend to still preach the good news of the gospel that Christ died and rose again to save those who follow him and have him as Lord and Saviour.

So once again, thank you for my years in Gants Hill, they will ever be close to my heart.

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