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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.

So long and thanks for all…Fish

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My colleague Rev Andrew Fisher (pictured above!) will be moving from being Chaplain at the Alexandra Hospital in August. I will miss him as a colleague, and his friendship and support. He has worked tirelessly at the Alex for the last 4 years, and has made a difference!

Here is a comment which came from patients about his work:

“Thank you Andrew for all the comfort and compassion you showed our family after N’s passing. We were all very moved by your gentle approach to all that mattered to us. Thank you once again.”In times of need, I know Andrew has been there for patients, relatives and staff. The church he is going to is lucky to have him and our loss is there gain. He will be a hard act to follow and I, personally, wish you well Andrew.

Chaplaincy Matters: A Nice Comment about the Alex Chaplain

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Andrew Fisher, Chaplain at the Alexandra Hospital recieved this email the other day. It just goes to show that a little kindness can go a long way, especiailly at times of great distress.
Dearest Andrew
On behalf of mum and the rest of her family we would just like to say a huge thank you for all the support you gave us as Dad (name supplied) passed away. Your prayers and words of comfort in our hour of need were very comforting and helped us cope with the grief that followed.
Thank you also for conducting the service at Dads funeral.
With kind regards
(Name and address supplied)