Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Diocesan Medal for A&B News Editor Pauline Groves as She Retires

Pauline Groves presented with medal and certificate by Bishop Richard

Pauline Groves who has been A&B News Editor for 23 years. Pauline, already a volunteer on the paper took over from Canon John Stapleton as Volunteer Editor of A&B News in 1994 and in all those years did not miss editing a single copy, coming in 12 times a year to oversee its compilation and production. Her last edition will be that produced in February for March.

In recognition of this outstanding contribution to the life of the Diocese, Bishop Richard presented her with the St Philip Howard, Diocesan Medal at the End of Year Mass for Volunteers and Staff. He gave thanks for her commitment and dedication over the years.

From February 2017 there will be a new structure for A&B News following Pauline's retirement. An A&B News Editorial Board will be formed under the direction of the Bishop and the Communications Commission. The Communications Officer, Mark Woods will take on the role of General Manager for the A&B News team with a new Volunteer Editor, Harry Robertson who together with other current and new volunteers will take forward production and publication of the paper each month. Ruth Gerun will continue to offer secretarial support and the email address for contact and stories will continue to be abnews@dabnet.org.

We wish Pauline well in her 'retirement' though we are sure it will still be a busy one.

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