Maybole says goodbye to ‘Wee Rev’

Reverend Jim Guthrie, Reverend Nancy Jackson, Allan Hutchison and the children who presented the bouquet.
Reverend Jim Guthrie, Reverend Nancy Jackson, Allan Hutchison and the children who presented the bouquet.

The congregation at Maybole’s Parish Church said goodbye to Reverend Nancy Jackson on Sunday November 29.

Session clark Allan Huthcison said it was both a happy and sad occasion.

““One person will be ecstatic about the thought of retiring and having more time to do many of the activities that have been put on hold because of the extra duties she has undertaken for the last 10 months since Rev Brian Hendrie left.

“On the other hand, many people will be sad because we are losing a very special person who will, without a doubt, leave us with many memories of a unique ministry here in Maybole.

“Nancy, or better known to many as ‘Wee Rev’, commenced her appointment as Auxiliary Minister on Sunday, October 27, 2013, over two years ago. It’s hard to imagine it’s been that length of time, seems like yesterday.

““She has also left her mark in the Carrick Centre, having spent time here mingling with the staff and customers alike.

“The way Nancy and Jim (Guthrie) have dovetailed together over the last nine months or so, with their different worship methods, has also been a success story that we will also miss. A great double act.

“On behalf of the congregation of Maybole Parish Church, I would like to wish Nancy good health for a long and happy retirement and I hope she will visit us in the future.”

Reverend Jackson was presented with a bouquet of flowers by two children.