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Parishioners of Corpus Christi turned out in force to say goodbye to Deacon David Barber and his wife, Karen as they set off to start a new life on the Canary Islands.

A long time favourite holiday destination of the couple, David and Karen bought a property there and, after finally selling their home here in Hallam, they were able to fulfil a dream with a move at the end of April.  Helped by Bishop Ralph, David will be able to continue his ministry in his new parish.  A buffet prepared by parishioners was enjoyed by all.

Pictured below with David and Karen are Bishop Ralph, Fr Andrew Brown, Fr Damian Humphries and David’s own parish priest, Fr Martin Stone.  Also in attendance was Fr Terry Boyle.

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