HELEN Roberts is swapping the land of the orchard for the country of the Last of the Summer Wine.

The Methodist minister is moving on from Tenbury and is off to Holmfirth, near Huddersfield.

The Rev Helen Roberts came to Tenbury in September 2009 to work with six Methodist congregations in Tenbury, Wyson, Orleton, Cleobury and across the Clee.

Some memorable moments of the past six years include putting Tenbury’s broken pipe organ up on eBay, the solar panel switch-on at Cleobury and working with local volunteers to get a library link up-and-running in Brimfield and Orleton when the mobile service was cut.

Partnership with St Mary’s Youth Project in Cleobury enabled renewal work in the its hall including a kitchen provided by South Shropshire Housing Association leading to The Hub after-school drop-in.

She also spent much of the summer of 2014 in the United States as part of a job swap organised by the International Methodist Church.

It has not been all highs however. Helen has always been open about living with depression and challenging the stigma around mental illness.

Her last service in Tenbury will be 11am on Saturday, August 2.

Taking her place from September will be Rev James Eaton-Challinor.