It was a great privilege to welcome to The Right Reverend Dr Joanna Penberthy, The Bishop of St. Davids to St Edith’s Church on Saturday 21st September. Bishop Joanna presided at the Renewal of Marriage Vows Service for our retired Priest, Reverend Julie Oddy-Bates and Peter Bates, our new Churchwarden Elect.
Julie and Pete wished to celebrate a very happy 10 years of marriage and their very happy new life here in Grimoldby, with their many new friends and old.
We were so fortunate, as the weather was sunny and very warm, just like it was on our wedding day 10 years ago, when Bishop Joanna was then Canon Reverend with her own parishes in rural Wales.
10 years ago Canon Reverend Joanna led the prayers and this time her husband, Reverend Adrian Legg, read the Apache Blessing.
A reception was held afterwards at the happy couples home, a short distance from the church. Julie and Pete wish to thank everyone who attended the service and also those who gave so many lovely cards, best wishes and gifts.