This blog entry was originally posted by Fr Keith Hebden when he was our Associate Priest
Today the young people at St Mark’s wanted to say a big thank you and ‘good bye’ to Joan Fletcher who has been leading their Sunday morning sessions for many years but has retired. They sneaked in to bake cakes on Saturday evening, ready to surprise her.
Here’s what Tristan, one of our young people, had to say:
“Joan is one of the nicest women I know. She is amazing, everything that she does is to perfection and the young people at St. Marks know how much and what she did for the St. Marks Young Lions, to have to say goodbye is something really hard for the Young Lions to do.
As a leader of a Youth Group at St. Marks I know how hard it is to try and get people to listen to you and how hard it is to try and organise trips and stuff, but Joan did it.
Every time Joan arranged something for the Young Lions you can almost certainly say it is going to work really well and that it is going to run smoothly.
Joan we all just want you to know how special you are to us, and that we will miss you very much. Your lessons always seemed to be fun and when there was a lesson that didn’t look that modern then you tried to change them to try and get the lesson so that we would enjoy it.”