Reverend Canon John Holder has been working with the parishes of Cowley, Coberley, Colesbourne and Elkstone and the National Star College in Ullenwood and is retiring next month
A WELL-RESPECTED vicar is retiring after more than six years serving congregations in the Cotswolds.
Reverend Canon John Holder has been working with the parishes of Cowley, Coberley, Colesbourne and Elkstone since 2006 when he was appointed chaplain of the National Star College in Ullenwood, and is stepping down next month to enjoy his retirement.
Rev Holder thanked all the “super people” who had supported him during his work in the area.
“I’ve really enjoyed being in the parishes,” he said.
“I am sad to be going but I’m also pleased to be going into retirement.”
Rev Holder will be moving the Devon with his wife Shirley to be closer to their family and his final service will be held at 10am on Sunday February 3 at the Church of St John the Evangelist in Elkstone.