Yesterday, I said goodbye to a lot of people at church. I've been going there since I was 11 - long before I became a Christian. Some people there have known me well for ages - including when I was really nasty, etc (though I'm still not perfect, I'm better than I used to be!).
I haven't enjoyed all my time there. There are a lot of things I think they get badly wrong, many of which I've commented on there, some of which I have commented on on here, and some of which I will comment on on here in the future. They aren't by any means perfect, but the last few years there, I've really felt accepted and loved and useful. They're family, and I'm sorry to leave them.
So to everyone at St Mary's, Cheadle, thank you very much. I will endeavour to continue to pray for you and wish you all the best. Oh, and I aim to be back when I'm in the area, but that won't be very often.