School says goodbye to vicar
PUCKLECHURCH C of E Primary School has said a fond farewell to vicar Stuart Young.
Rev Young, of St Thomas a Becket Church, retired in September and at a farewell collective worship, children and staff shared memories.
Zoe Robb said: “I remember a time where Rev Young arrived at the front of the hall with two huge chopsticks - he always came with a bag of props. We all wondered what he would use them for. Then he shared a story that taught us about friendship and sharing. It was so fun and memorable.”
Children remembered the warm welcome they received on visits to the church for harvest festivals, carol concerts and leavers services.
School RE leader Nichola Addison said: “For decades, our school community has been blessed with Rev Young’s dedication to children’s education and spiritual well-being, both as governor and representative of the church.He will be deeply missed, and I know everyone at Pucklechurch C of E Primary School wishes him a relaxing and joyful retirement.”
Rev Stuart Young had been vicar of St Thomas a Becket in Pucklechurch and St James in Abson since March 2020. All regular services at the churches will continue until a replacement vicar is appointed.