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Friday, 25 March 2011

The Revd Canon Denis Moss - retired from St Margaret's Budapest

One of our churches, Saint Margaret of Scotland in Budapest, Hungary, has seen a major change over the past months. The congregation has said farewell to their priest who has retired after 19 years of faithful service.

The Revd Canon Denis Moss, ordained in New Zealand, experienced “a calling to come to Hungary” and has played a key role in the development of the Church of England presence in the capital. His wife Maria is Hungarian. Fr Denis describes how he started in Budapest "with four sets of vestments and some basic communion vessels in rented accommodation for both worship and living". Over the past 19 years, much as been accomplished, including the securing of a chapel for worship. Fr Denis and his wife Maria also founded the Szarnyak (Wings) Foundation which, affiliated with the Wings Rehabilitation Trust in New Zealand, offers counselling services in both English and Hungarian to those troubled by addiction. We wish Fr Denis and Maria every blessing in their retirement.

Fr Moss is one of the persons from our Diocese to be honoured by Her Majesty the Queen as a recipient of the Royal Maundy, in a service in Westminster Abbey on Maundy Thursday, 21 April.

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