Welcome Nick and Helen Garrard

It was standing room only at a packed St Mary’s Church on Wednesday evening to witness the induction of our new rector Nick and the licensing of Helen as assistant priest.

The service was conducted by the Bishop of Thetford, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Winton assisted by the Archdeacon, the Ven Steven Betts, the Rural Dean, the Revd David Owen and attended by many clergy from the diocese. It was sincere yet both formal and light hearted.

The congregation remained behind for teas, coffees, homemade cakes and nibbles.

Many thanks to everyone involved in its organisation: Pippa Thurlow, Gillian Stiff, Diane Corbin and members & churchwardens of all the Benefice PCCs, Helen Webster for the flowers, David Driver, Alex Buckenham, Tony Ridley, Christine Hiscocks for car parking and Tim Smith, Richard Atkins, Mike & Tom Stiff, Derry Kelleher and Clive Evans for car parking duties, the many people who baked cakes and brought nibbles, Sue Stiff and the rest of the kitchen elves, Janet House, Brenda Packham, David Wheeler, Joy Miller & Derry for the bell ringing


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