Church secretary retires

Guest speakers, from left, Ramona De Cock, Margaret Copeland, Mary Good and Pat McClements pictured at the North West Women in Partnership with Focus Fest christian women's event held in the White Horse Hotel on Saturday. INLS1311-170KM
Guest speakers, from left, Ramona De Cock, Margaret Copeland, Mary Good and Pat McClements pictured at the North West Women in Partnership with Focus Fest christian women's event held in the White Horse Hotel on Saturday. INLS1311-170KM
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Pat McClements has retired from her post as Secretary to Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Ken Good.

Mrs McClements served in the post for more than nine years.

The retirement was marked by a presentation from the Bishop, Mrs Mary Good and staff at the Derry and Raphoe Diocesan Office.

After presenting Mrs McClements with a bouquet of flowers and a number of gifts, the party was joined by her husband Bertie for a farewell lunch at a local restaurant.

Mrs McClements said she had many happy years as Secretary to Bishop Good.

“I originally took up the post intending to stay for just a few months to help out,” she said. “Little did I realise that I would be here nine years later.”

Bishop Good paid tribute to the co-operation and good humour of Mrs McClements.

“In all of the nine years Pat has been my Secretary, I don’t think we have ever had a cross word. She has done a wonderful job and I am deeply grateful for her work.”