St Mary's, Ketton and All Saints, Tinwell

St Mary's Church, Ketton and
All Saints' Church, Tinwell

Olwen takes her last service at St Mary’s

On Sunday 26th November 2023 Rev Olwen Woolcock took her last service in St Mary’s. The congregation of St Mary’s, Ketton was joined by those of All Saint’s, Tinwell, people from Olwen’s previous parish in Hugglescote, Ellistown and Snibson, people from the Methodist Church, representatives from the prayer guild that have supported Olwen during her ministry and of course her family.  Alex Woodfield, church warden, thanked Olwen on behalf of the church for her time at Ketton and Tinwell and reminded the congregation of the difficulties Olwen had to face from the moment she arrived in March 2020 as the country went into lockdown and we were not allowed to meet together.

Olwen said “It was a lovely service in church and a wonderful send off. I was so pleased to give communion and bless you all.  It was a very good ending to my time here in Ketton and Tinwell and to my ministry. It was a privilege to serve you. Ministry is full of people’s stories and journeys and I have been honoured to share many of yours.”

Olwen and her husband Ray will be moving to live in Barnack.