Father Tom Mustard, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Bedford, is calling it quits — sort of.
Mustard will retire in April. This doesn't mean that he's leaving Bedford.
"This is a good parish. It's a great community. It's a good place to live," Mustard said.
This doesn't mean he's going to vegetate, either.
"We won't be fading off into the sunset," Mustard commented.
Mustard plans to remain active in the community. Retirement means slowing down. He will fill in at other parishes in the area as needed.