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Your Messages

Below are some of the messages received, but you can also view all messages here.

Emer Richards wrote...

Ken thanks for always being there as I have fond memories of my time at church and also for you and Agnes-Anne always listening. May the Lord bless you both in the next stage of your adventure in life

Derek and Jane Stahly wrote...

It hardly seems like 40 years since you arrived in East Fergus Place. Where have the years gone. Over the years St Brycedale went from strength to strnght under your guidance. We sincerely wish you a long happy retirement and also thank you so much for what you have done for us personally with both my father and mother’s funeral. You provided a grat comfort to us. All the best to Agnes Anne and yourself for the future. I am sure we will see you out and about at some stage.

Sim family wrote...

Ken, where do we start, we have so much to be very, very thankful for. Your tact, humility and care are to name but a few , of your admirable qualities. You have had such an important role in the life of our family- from bringing Andrew back to church through your guidance and questioning during the Alpha/Omega courses, to formalising our relationship in conducting our wedding and christening both Harry and Gregor of late.  Recently, your support and sanity through our personal and family troubles has been steadfast and you have made some terrible times seem a bit more manageable. You are one in a million Ken, and we are truly thankful to you and Agnes-Ann. Kirkcaldy should also be proud that another ( honorary) Aberdonian has served them well - don’t forget those early ministry years, however long ago they were.
Andrew, Lorna, Harry and Gregor

June and Malcolm Wilson wrote...

Ken,
It has been a great pleasure to know you as our Minister and friend over the years, on and off as it happened for us as life’s changes moved us out of Kirkcaldy in 1980, and back again 9 years later. You’ve helped us with life’s full cycle: baptism, marriage, and sadly funeral services and have always been such a comfort and inspiration. Coming back to Kirkcaldy we have both enjoyed involvement with the Church, particularly for June helping in the office, involvement in music for me, and taking part and helping in the Alpha courses for both of us.
We are sorry to see you go as our Minister, but hope you have a hugely enjoyable and rewarding retirement and hope we can offer some friendship and companionship in retirement activities to come!

All the best
June and Malcolm

Vicki Bell - Headteacher at Fair Isle wrote...

Throughout the changes at Fair Isle, you have been a constant for our school community. You organised a school cinema trip to see Prince of Egypt, shared in the official opening of the new school along with your praise band and at our project launch. The children sold their home grown produce in the church and the school choir sang with The Kinghorn Singers. Annually, P6 pupils visited the church to hear the history of St Bryce Kirk and it’s traditions and you supported our P7’s in ‘Moving On’ to High School.  You have given guidance to pupils and staff and supported me as a Depute and also as the Headteacher.  I always appreciated and benefitted greatly from your encouragement, guidance and advice. Even during the global pandemic, we kept in touch by phone and you stayed in contact, with pupils and families through digital technology. In true Fair Isle style, a pandemic was not going to stop our summer assembly! Everyone at Fair Isle Primary wishes you a long and happy retirement.

David Birkmyre wrote...

I read about your retirement in this month’s Life and Work magazine and thought, there cannot be ‘two’ Kenny Froude’s!. I attended Hillhead High School leaving in 1969 and, remembered you as one of the more ‘decent’ prefects (who always gave me a ‘second chance’ when caught smoking in the toilets!).

I moved to Aberdeen (Kingswells) 45 years ago and noted, with interest, your connection in the past up here.

I enjoy visiting Kirkcaldy and, my wife and I spend most of our annual holidays in Lundin Links where we retain a home. If I’d known you were ‘so close’ I would have come along on some Sundays.

I wish you a long, happy and well deserved retirement.

office wrote...

Ken, I first met you over 30 years ago at a course on media training, learning the disciplines of speaking on TV and radio. I recognised you then as a natural communicator, with your easy manner, engaging voice and warm smile. That has been a hallmark of your ministry, humanity without religiosity. I recall the old St Brycedale being renovated, and marvelling at the innovative courage that created a new building open to the community, embodying the hospitality of God. Over the years I have benefited from your encouragement, usually blended with sharp questions of kindly critique that prodded my thinking. I have been aware of the times of struggle, and admire that resurrection resilience that has led you to persevere in your calling over these four decades. Ken, I join my voice with the many who thank God for you and your grace-filled ministry, staying long and staying fresh.

Peter Neilson

Sian, Chris, Sophia and Eilidh wrote...

Thank you so much for being our Minister over the years.  You have been there for every celebration from my Christening, to our Marriage and the Christening of Sophia and Eilidh. You have touched all of our lives and we feel very blessed.  Such a beautiful final service.  Happy retirement Ken.

All our love

Sian, Chris and the girls xx

Dick and Mary West wrote...

“Well Ken, it’s amazing how we never consider the good things in our
lives will end at some point. You have been a comfort and a reassurance
when times have been tough and a bon ami in happy get-togethers. You
have helped us to say goodbye to departed parents and welcomed our
grandchildren on visits to the Church. It’s a privilege to know you and
we will miss your teachings on Sundays. We are sure you will embrace
your retirement with the same enthusiasm you gave to your preaching.

God bless you,

Dick & Mary West”

Tom and Anne Murphy wrote...

As I have said before Ken when Anne and I moved through here from the Wild West in 2012 one of our first priorities was to find a new church family. We did our try before you buy test and visited each church in Kirkcaldy in turn and one in particular stood out but unfortunately their waiting list was full. I jest, we were so impressed by our warm welcome from Sid Binning and also by your preaching which struck a chord (20 minutes without a script)” sometimes longer! ” that we enlisted on the spot and have never regretted it. Our best wishes go out to you and Agnes Anne and may you both enjoy a long and happy retirement .

 

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