Tonight I was privileged to attend a beautiful evensong in the All Hallows’ Church beside the Tower, to say farewell to our Vicar Bertrand.
The Rev’d Bertrand Olivier, Vicar of All Hallows by the Tower, is leaving us next week to be the next Rector of Christ Church Cathedral and Dean of Montreal (Québec, Canada).
Inevitably, this announcement will bring change at All Hallows. ‘We have achieved much at All Hallows in recent years’, says Bertrand, ‘and I am tremendously grateful to our Churchwardens, PCC, staff and volunteer team, and all those who have given their time and energy to continue God’s mission on Tower Hill and expand it beyond into cyberspace.’
Churchwardens Ken Marshall and Di Robertshaw said: ‘We are very sorry that Bertrand is leaving, and his move will leave a void in the life of All Hallows. Bertrand has contributed greatly to the continuing legacy of development at All Hallows by the Tower and we thank him.’