A Circuit Service of Thanksgiving took place at Bidford-upon-Avon Methodist Church to honour Barry Sutcliffe in recognition of 50 years’ service as a Local Preacher which had commenced in the Farnham and Alton Circuit. He also served in High Wycome Circuit before moving to Bidford.
The service took the form of a one to one conversation hosted by Rev’d Audrey Simpson (Superintendent Minister) with Barry speaking about his Christian Journey. His favourite hymns, which had contributed to his Faith were sung by a large congregation and his chosen lessons and readings read by many of the local preachers and members from the Stratford & Evesham Circuit.
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Local Preacher Secretary: Mrs Anne Yelland
Superintendent Minister: Rev'd Audrey Simpson
Mr Barry Sutcliffe
Mrs Rose Sutcliffe
Further information from: David Loader (Local Preacher, in Stratford & Evesham Circuit) 01789 741039