Farewell Fish: Rev’d Andrew Fisher moves on….

Spooky picture of Andrew!

Spooky picture of Andrew!

Not so spooky picture of Fish

Not so spooky picture of Fish

This is a sad month for me. My colleague and friend Rev’d Andrew Fisher will be leaving the Trust at the end of August. Andrew has been the Chaplain at the Alexandra Hospital and they love him there. And no wonder- his devotion to service, kindness and compassion to patients and staff alike, and his bad jokes have won him lost of admirers.

Tomorrow is Andrew’s leaving do. There will be his final communion service at 10:30am in the Multi Faith Prayer Room at the Alex (just by the main entrance) and then a leaving party afterwards starting at 11:30pm.

Do try and come along to one or both of these, where we will present Andrew with a leaving gift, and no doubt he will have a few words and a bad joke to share with us!

There are also two other things you might like to do.

1) If you want to contribute to his leaving present please give your donations to Switchboard at the Alex. Ruth has gone out of her way to scoot round the wards but she may have missed you. They would be delighted to recieve your gift.

2) If you would like to comment publicly about Andrew’s ministry at the hospital then please use the comment box below, so that everyone can see what a valuable job he has done. I know that many of you have already sent him emails but do a dd a comment below.Andrew goes with our good wishes. It’s a personal sadness to me. He has been a fantastic colleague, a good friend, and I shall miss him.

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7 responses to “Farewell Fish: Rev’d Andrew Fisher moves on….

  1. You’ve done a good job as chaplain to the Alex, you’ve been a good colleague and we’re sorry to see you go!
    Best wishes to you and your family,
    David
    David Knight, Lead Chaplain, St. Richard’s Hospice, Worcester

  2. @mail_winter says: “A really great guy. Did some great work on Lay Training for Worcester Diocese when I was an officer there. God bless him!”

  3. FROM THE TRUST INTRANET:
    Good Luck to you in your new post. Thank you for all your support over the years. Amanda Kings 07/08/2013 11:37:41
    We will miss you and your happy smiles round the hospital good luck in your new post. Julia Lees 06/08/2013 12:30:06 Good luck all the very best in your new position. Genette Edmonds 03/07/2013 12:28:21
    So much for me slipping away quietly! I actually joined the Trust in December 2008 – but it only feels like yesterday. Ax Andrew Fisher 03/07/2013 12:15:26

  4. Andrew – we wish you well in your new role. You will be missed by many of us. Thankyou Bev Edgar

  5. Good luck in your new role Andrew! Thanks for all your help in both generating and responding to news stories – you’ve always been willing to help when you can! I’m sure you’ll be missed.

  6. Andrew, thoughout your years at the Alex, you have been a good friend both personally and professionally, an amazing support to the staff within the Palliative Care Team. I dont know of many Chaplins that wud have come to my leaving evening and has been on the other side of the door many a time for me, with a friendly smile, an important hug and not forgetting the prayers. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU ANDREW. God bless you and keep you all safe and I pray for continued guidance in your new venture with your caring family.

  7. Jackie Littlejohn

    Good Luck Andrew and thank you for all your help and support

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