Old & Abbey Church minister to step down

ValerieThe Rev Dr Valerie L Allen, B.Mus., M.Div., our minister at the Old & Abbey Church for the last 16 years, will preach her final Sunday sermon on February 10 2013.

Valerie, the first woman minister in Arbroath, will leave her post on March 31st and plans to move to the Central Belt to undertake what she has said will be a “voyage of discovery”.  She will be seeking funding for her project, looking at women’s spirituality from a theological aspect.  Her move from Arbroath will provide greater freedom for her research.

To quote Valerie, she has said: “It really has been a fantastic ministry in Arbroath and I have thoroughly enjoyed it.  I will be very sad to leave the town and the area.”

We wish Valerie and her husband, Len, much happiness in whatever lies ahead.  We will miss them both.

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