Popular minister and family bid farewell to Dobcross

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 10 September 2021

Revd Aaron Jackman will be leaving Dobcross and the Benefice of Saddleworth to take up the post as Priest-in-charge of St Peter's Episcopal Church in Musselburgh, Scotland.

Aaron, married with two children, was described as “as being like a breath of fresh air” and apart from discharging his duties locally, he has featured on BBC Radio Four's Daily Service a number of times.

Also last year, with his wife Gemma, he featured on BBC's Songs of Praise around Harvest time.

Based at Holy Trinity Church Dobcross for the last four years, farewell gatherings are planned for Sunday, September 26.

At 9.30am Aaron will be leading his last service in the benefice at Holy Trinity Dobcross.

Then from 11am-1pm there will be a Farewell 'Drop In' at The Swan Inn (thanks to Sharon at the Swan for making the pub available).

A limited menu will be available from the bar.

Finally at 4pm there will be Tea, Cake and Prosecco at the Parish Centre in Uppermill.

“We hope as many people as possible will come along to wish Aaron and his family 'bon voyage',” said a church spokesperson.

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