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Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council hosts farewell lunch for Rev David Jackson
The people of Borehamwood will gather together tomorrow to bid farewell to an “exceptionally dedicated” pastor and his wife.
Reverend David Jackson and his wife Adria are leaving St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cranes Way for their native Canada.
In remembrance of his six years service, Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council is hosting a lunch for the couple, the councillors and 20 of their closest friends.
During the event, being held at Fairway hall, the Mayor of Borehamwood will give a speech praising Rev Jackson and his service to the community, and will present him with a token of the town’s appreciation.
Councillor Sandra Parnell, who is helping organise the lunch, said the pastor and his wife would be greatly missed.
She added: “The council wanted to do something to thank Rev and Mrs Jackson for their dedication.
“They are the most genuine people you could ever meet, true philanthropists, salt of the earth.
“They are very lovely people who would do anything for anyone.
“They have been at almost every community event, and everything the council has asked them to do they have done.
“They are good friends and we are very sad to see them go.”
Martine Eni, chairman of the Borehamwood and Elstree Twin Town Association, with which Rev Jackson has been heavily involved, said she did not know how they would replace him.
Mrs Eni, who is also a member of the church’ congregation, added: “The church has really grown and improved while he has been pastor and he has been very heavily involved with the local community.
"I wonder what will happen to the junior choir to which Adria has given so much of her time?
“Things won’t be the same without them.”
The lunch runs from 12pm until 2pm and is by invitation only.
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