The new year marks the end of an era and brings a change of management to The Stanborough Centre. Michael Swain, who grew up in Garston, who as the Centre Manager has been the smiling face that greets users since 2005 retires on December 31st. January 1st sees Serbian Danilo Puskas taking over Centre management who accepts that he will have a hard act to follow.
Michael, who has never reported in sick the time he was Manager, was presented with a gift to mark his retirement and express the thanks of the entire church congregation for the years of dedicated service he has given in his role.
He intends to spend more time enjoying the company of his wife, children and grandchildren but will continue to help out with providing the sound system for the church's services - which is also used for transmitting them via Livestream and DVD to those unable to attend.