Reverend Liz to retire after last service

The Rev Liz Cowley, pictured with delegated from South Korea visiting in 2012.
The Rev Liz Cowley, pictured with delegated from South Korea visiting in 2012.
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After more than 11 years and hundreds of services in the local community, the vicar of three villages will be retiring at the end of the month.

The Rev Liz Cowley, who covers the villages of Staverton, Hellidon and Catesby, will be standing down from her role.

Her final service wil be held at St Mary’s Church in Staverton on Sunday which starts at 11am.

The service will then be followed by a special lunch at Staverton Hall which has been opened by Rupert and Serena Frost. Parishioners from all three villages are contributing to the food.

People are welcome to attend the event but anyone coming is asked to bring outdoor seating as large numbers of people are expected at the event.

People in Hellidon got the chance to say goodbye to her at a service held on Sunday and she was presented with a gift to say thank you for all of efforts and help in the village.

The vicar has been instrumental recently setting up partnerships in South Korea, with religious officials visiting Staverton from the Far East country.

Rev Cowley visited South Korea earlier this year alongside others from the Daventry Team Ministry.

She also did a sponsored slim in 2010 in a bid to raise funds for all three churches.

The church has not yet announced a replacement for the Rev Cowley.