Farewell to Ribchester ‘the best place to be’

The Rev Gill Henwood pictured with her husband Stephen at her leaving event in Ribchester.
The Rev Gill Henwood pictured with her husband Stephen at her leaving event in Ribchester.

Ribchester parishioners gathered to say farewell to their Rector for the past five years, the Rev Gill Henwood, before she and her husband Stephen – pictured with her at the event – leave for their new home in Hawkshead.

In her final letter for the Parish News, having been an incumbent in three parishes and a priest at several other churches before that during her career, she recommends Ribchester as the best place to be.

And she adds it has been a place where she has felt privileged to share significant milestones in a parish which looked forward to a year of challenges, and also to all sorts of new ventures in 2016.