Parish­ioners film mu­sic video as a fun farewell to their vil­lage vicar

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

HUN­DREDS of church­go­ers danced in the aisles in a filmed farewell to their vil­lage vicar.

The con­gre­ga­tion of St Christo­pher’s Church in Pott Shrigley made a mu­sic video as part of a cel­e­bra­tion week­end to thank Rev­erend John Buck­ley and his wife Chris­tine, who are leav­ing the church af­ter 14 years.

Rev Buck­ley re­tired as priest in charge and Chris­tine left her post as lay reader to join St Ge­orge’s Church in Poyn­ton as cu­rate.

The film, fea­tur­ing young and old parish­ioners, was screened at a ‘This is your Life’ style event at the church over the week­end.

David Gar­ton, church war­den, said: “It starts in a fairly som­bre mood be­fore re­ally liven­ing up to show whole sec­tions of the church and com­mu­nity danc­ing down the aisle to Dario G’s late 90s club hit ‘Sunchyme’.

“It was great fun to make, es­pe­cially see­ing peo­ple you wouldn’t ex­pect en­joy­ing mu­sic of this sort.”

He added that John and Chris­tine would be missed.

Rev Buck­ley said: “We started a nor­mal ser­vice, then the screen came down.

“I knew some­thing was wrong when I saw the se­date in­tro­duc­tion and then there it was.” ●● See the film on our web­site – mac­cles­field ex­press.co.uk

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