Millport’s Cathedral has bid a fond farewell to its Wardens as they leave the island to start their new journey in Edinburgh.

The Cathedral of the Isles and the College of the Holy Spirit said their final goodbyes on Sunday November 11 to wardens Andrew and Amanda Wright.

Their time on the Isle of Cumbrae has seen welcome changes to the relationship of The Cathedral and College and its life as part of the local community.

Canon Alec Boyd of the Cathedral has worked closely with the couple and says that they will be immensely missed on the island.

He said: “Everyone has come to know them and to enjoy their open hospitality as the made the cathedral and college a welcoming environment for the whole community.

“Andrew and Amanda have achieved so much in their time here in enriching worship in The Cathedral and in hospitality to the numerous guests at The College.

“They have engaged with island life with their membership and involvement in many island activities including The Millport Art Studio, the Sonoro Choir, the local radio, the curling club, the Historical society and many others.

“Their genuine Christian care and compassion coupled with their ever-available pastoral care has been deeply respected.

“We wish them every blessing in their new life in Edinburgh and hope that their gifts and abilities will flourish as they rejoin the congregation at St John’s Episcopal Church, Princes Street.

“We wish them every success in their new life and work together.”

At a reception in the College a large number of their friends joined together to show their gratitude and made a joint presentation to them as they move back to Edinburgh.

Picture by Karen Brodie.