Fond farewell to Father Coxon

TWO church congregations have said a fond farewell to their priest.

Father David Coxon, of St Joseph’s Church and St John Vianney, in Hartlepool, moved onto pastures new at St Joseph’s, in West Ushaw Moor, last week.

He has been at St Joseph’s since 1998, and has fond memories of his time in Hartlepool.

He said: “I have very, very much enjoyed Hartlepool.

“There have been ups and downs, but that’s life.

“One or two people have sent cards and said they will miss me, which is lovely and much appreciated.”

Fr Michael Griffiths will replace Fr Coxon.