After serving as a minister for twenty-five years, Priest Hermanus Pekeur of Worcester South

Congregation, was placed into early retirement by Bishop J Cook on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

The Bible word which served as basis for the divine service held at Worcester South, was 1 Corinthians 13:8-10.

In addressing Priest Pekeur, the Bishop thanked him on behalf of the Apostle and District Apostle for the untiring and unselfish manner in which he went about doing the Lord's work. The humble nature of Priest Pekeur, endeared him to many as was proven by the close bonds he fostered with congregants and ministers in Bonnievale, Slanghoek, Brooklyn, Phoenix, Blackheath, Goudini Spa and Worcester South.

Bishop Cook also thanked his wife, Rhoda, for being supportive of her husband throughout his ministerial tenure.