A tribute to a Milland legend

Published: 04 September 2022

On Wednesday 10th August a dedication ceremony took place with our Vicar Trish Bancroft dedicating the bench in Allan's name. At the ceremony were friends and family of Allan. Below is the dedication read by Trish. Feel free to pop to the shop and grab a cup of tea and a slice of cake and take a seat on Allan's bench and remember this amazing man and all that he did for his community.

Dedication of Allan’s bench

Gracious God, we thank you again for all that Allan has meant to us, for the person he has been, for the service he has offered and for the contribution he has made to this community.

We thank you for everything that Allan meant to his family and us here today. We thank you for Allan’s achievements, which we can look back on with pride, the challenges faced, the obstacles overcome, the potential fulfilled. We thank you for the innumerable ways in which he has enriched this community and for the memories that we will always have. So Gracious God we dedicate this bench to Allan in the name of Christ, as a symbol of our remembering, a sign of our thanksgiving, a token of our recognition, and an expression of our love. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.