HELSTON’S longest running Methodist Minister Reverend Andrew Hill is leaving for East Cornwall.

After making the move from Tiverton, Devon to Helston in 1999, Rev Hill has been in charge of the Methodist church in Helston for the last 13 years.

During this time, Rev Hill oversaw the complete redevelopment and refurbishment of Degibna chapel, including the introduction of a prayer garden.

Rev Hill said: “It was great to see that. The chapel was wondering what its future was for a long time and now it has a great, long lasting one.

“I’ve also enjoyed being able to visit local schools and be a part of their assemblies. They have always been very welcoming.”

Rev Hill will be moving to Looe and will be responsible for five churches in the Liskeard and Looe circuit. He added: “I am very pleased to be moving somewhere within Cornwall.

“Although this is a big move for me, this will be an even bigger move for my wife Barbara, who has been teaching in Helston’s St Michael’s School for the last 30 years.”

Rev Hill’s final Sunday service will be held on July 29 at 6pm.