Fond farewell after 20 years to Reverend Canon Fiona Brampton in Wilburton

PUBLISHED: 11:48 22 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:20 22 July 2019

It was an emotional final service for Reverend Canon Fiona Brampton who was given a fond farewell after nearly 20 years as vicar in Haddenham and Wilburton. Picture: JILL STIMPSON

It was an emotional final service for Reverend Canon Fiona Brampton who was given a fond farewell after nearly 20 years as vicar in Haddenham and Wilburton. Picture: JILL STIMPSON

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It was an emotional final service for Reverend Canon Fiona Brampton who was given a fond farewell after nearly 20 years as vicar in Haddenham and Wilburton.

It was an emotional final service for Reverend Canon Fiona Brampton who was given a fond farewell after nearly 20 years as vicar in Haddenham and Wilburton. Pictured with licensed lay minister Jill Stimpson. Picture: JILL STIMPSONIt was an emotional final service for Reverend Canon Fiona Brampton who was given a fond farewell after nearly 20 years as vicar in Haddenham and Wilburton. Pictured with licensed lay minister Jill Stimpson. Picture: JILL STIMPSON

Around 150 people gathered at St Peter's Wilburton for Fiona's last service in the Grunty Fen group of churches.

Fiona had also served 10 years as priest in charge of Witchford and Wentworth.

After the service, on behalf of the churchwardens, Bill Murralls presented Fiona with a laptop, a bouquet of flowers and champagne to thank her for her ministry and leadership in the four parishes.

Other gifts were presented to Fiona from the Mothers' Union, the children at St Peter's and Fred Williams on behalf of absent friends.

It was an emotional final service for Reverend Canon Fiona Brampton who was given a fond farewell after nearly 20 years as vicar in Haddenham and Wilburton. Picture: FIONA STIMPSONIt was an emotional final service for Reverend Canon Fiona Brampton who was given a fond farewell after nearly 20 years as vicar in Haddenham and Wilburton. Picture: FIONA STIMPSON

This was followed by a BBQ to celebrate Fiona's ministry with the group.

Fiona will be moving to Great Stukeley at the end of August to become an associate priest in the North Leightonstone Benefice and Chaplain to Little Gidding community and retreat centre.

It was an emotional final service for Reverend Canon Fiona Brampton who was given a fond farewell after nearly 20 years as vicar in Haddenham and Wilburton. Picture: JILL STIMPSON
It was an emotional final service for Reverend Canon Fiona Brampton who was given a fond farewell after nearly 20 years as vicar in Haddenham and Wilburton. Picture: JILL STIMPSON

It was an emotional final service for Reverend Canon Fiona Brampton who was given a fond farewell after nearly 20 years as vicar in Haddenham and Wilburton. Pictured with friend Nicole. Picture: JILL STIMPSONIt was an emotional final service for Reverend Canon Fiona Brampton who was given a fond farewell after nearly 20 years as vicar in Haddenham and Wilburton. Pictured with friend Nicole. Picture: JILL STIMPSON

It was an emotional final service for Reverend Canon Fiona Brampton who was given a fond farewell after nearly 20 years as vicar in Haddenham and Wilburton. Picture: JILL STIMPSON
It was an emotional final service for Reverend Canon Fiona Brampton who was given a fond farewell after nearly 20 years as vicar in Haddenham and Wilburton. Picture: JILL STIMPSON

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