On Sunday, January 9th the Parish of St. Benedict’s, Stratton on the Fosse and The Holy Ghost, Midsomer Norton said goodbye to Peter and Rita Beaven, who are

moving to Dorset for family reasons. They have been staunch members of the community for almost thirty years. Peter, former Headteacher at Norton Hill School, has been

Chairman of the Parish Council for the last four years and has worked tirelessly in support of the members of the parish and the clergy. As a farewell gift, Fathers Michael and Leo crafted a beautiful bowl made from oak and rare Zebrano wood, engraved with words from the farewell message of Jesus to his apostles, “Remain in my love”.

The photograph shows Peter, Rita and Father Michael Clothier.