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Andzia Wilson wrote...

Fair Isle School Chaplaincy
Classroom input
As the Chaplain for Fair Isle Primary School, Ken used to come into the classrooms regularly to talk to the children. In Personal and Social Development at the P7 stage, among the milestones to be discussed was “Death”. Almost without exception, the class teacher would ask Ken to discuss this subject with the pupils. When he agreed, it was always such a relief to the class teacher, who thus avoided answering any awkward questions. He was, therefore, known affectionately by the P7 pupils not as Mr Froude but as Mr Death!

Fame at last!
On one occasion a class had been researching Famous Scots as part of a project on Scotland. The teacher asked the class if they could think of any famous Scot from Kirkcaldy. Without much hesitation the answers came in this order……Adam Smith, Gordon Brown and Mr Froude.                                                                                   

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

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”

Malcolm West wrote...

Ken,
My message is simple ... Thank You
Thanks - for your enthusiasm and passion that rubs off on others
Thanks - for your insightful and thought provoking Messages every Sunday. It always felt you were talking directly to me. So often it felt oh so personal
Thanks - for your friendship, guidance and kind words, for helping me be a better person.
Many thanks. Wishing you all the best for a long, happy and fulfilling retirement.

Malcolm

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 .

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

Rae Walker wrote...

Mrs Heron, a family friend and lifelong member of St Brycedale, shared this story with me.
She and her husband had no children or family. When Mr Heron passed away, Ken was asked to take his funeral. Mrs Heron wanted to see her husband in the funeral parlour, one last time, and Ken offered to take her, which he did.  Afterwards, Ken asked Mrs Heron what she and her husband liked to do. She shared that they liked driving around Fife and had a few favourite spots.  Ken spent the afternoon driving Mrs Heron to some of these favourite spots where she shared her memories with him.
What Ken did, meant a great deal to Mrs Heron, she never forgot it and told me of Ken’s compassion, thoughtfulness and kindness.

Kev Glass wrote...

Thanks Ken. Thanks for your humour and your messages. Food for thought for us all. We hope to stay in contact with you. Renata and I raised a glass to you today. It has been a pleasure. Renata, Kev, Victor and Stanley. Xxxx

Martin Ritchie wrote...

Ken, when Jane Denniston suggested that I consider St Bryce Kirk for a placement it was a great idea, and my lucky day when you agreed to take me on! I had a really great start with you in my training for ministry of Word and Sacrament, and will always be grateful for what I learned from you and the congregation. Thank you and happy retirement! [Martin Ritchie, Minister at Greenbank Church, Edinburgh]

St. Bryce Kirk Guild wrote...

Dear Ken,
As convenor of the Guild it is a privilege for me to say a few words on your retirement.
Over the years both you and Agnes Ann have given your prayers and support at our meetings and events.
We wish you well as your journey begins through a long and happy retirement and that you take away with you many happy memories.
God Bless
Helen Mitchell on behalf of St Bryce Kirk Guild.

 

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