A fond farewell to parish priest

A fond farewell to parish priest

A Fond farewell to parish priest

Reverend Canon Ann Philp with the Woodford Choir

First published in News by , Reporter

PEOPLE in the Woodford Valley have said a fond farewell to their parish priest, who has retired after ten years.

The Reverend Canon Ann Philp, who was also chairman of governors at Woodford Primary Academy, said the decade had been some of the happiest years of her life.

She said: “The depth of people’s commitment and their personal support of me was outstanding. “They were extraordinarily supportive people who were generous with their time and were always prepared to try new things.”

Heading a team that covered the Woodford Valley and Archers Gate, Canon Philp paid tribute to the people she worked with and said highlights of her time in the role included conducting a special service for the Queen's Jubilee, development of the work with children, the training of three curates, and the pastoral care of those in her care.

Canon Philp is now residing at The Close and hopes to become involved with life at the cathedral.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree