Saffron Walden churches say farewell to long-serving reverend

MEMBERS of Abbey Lane and Newport United Reformed Church gathered for a Harvest and Farewell Lunch on Sunday.

The Harvest Festival was Revd Murray George’s last Sunday morning service at Abbey Lane after six years as minister at the church.

After the service, the congregation were joined by friends from Castle Street Methodist Church and the Salvation Army as they thanked Murray and his wife Karen for their work and ministry.

Church members were particularly appreciative of Karen’s work in support of Christian Aid, and Murray’s work with partner churches, children and young people and his pastoral support for the congregation and wider community.

Murray will be inducted to his new ministry in South Cheshire, serving the United Reformed Church in Congleton and Alsager, in early October.