Goodbye…

Members of Presbytery said goodbye and thank you to Douglas Hamill and Beryl Luke at our June meeting. Douglas was sworn in as Depute Clerk to Kirkcaldy Presbytery on 14 September 2004 for a 4 year period…. 12 years on he has decided that the time has come to put away his fountain pen. In her thanks the Moderator said, ‘You have brought to the Clerkship a real commitment to the work of Presbytery, a love of minutes, a forensic eye for detail, and underneath that always impeccably dressed exterior you have been a kind and compassionate advisor, pastor and friend to many.’ In addressing Beryl who has been our Presbytery Administrator for 9 years the Moderator remarked, ‘I often describe the admin side of Kirkcaldy Presbytery as a well-oiled machine. It is. But a power of work over many years has gone into making it so. For that we thank you wholeheartedly.’ Douglas and Beryl were presented with Thank You cards signed by all Presbyters and each received a pewter Iona cross to remind them of this particular Christian service.