FAREWELL: After almost two years in the Parish we are preparing to bid Fr. Craig Roters farewell. When Fr. Craig was appointed the assistant Curate to the Parish in 2014 we knew it would only be for a short time, and his time with us has gone very quickly indeed. Craig will be leaving Holt to take up a three year commission as an Army Chaplain. He will be serving with the 19th Royal Artillery Regiment (Scots Gunners) stationed at Tidworth, Wiltshire. His last Sunday in the parish will be on Easter Day and he will begin training at Amport House, the army Chaplaincy Centre on the 11th April and will attend Sandhurst sometime in the autumn. I am sure you will want to join me in thanking Craig for his contribution to the parish, assuring him of our prayers as he prepares for pastures new.
WELCOME: The departure of one Curate sees the arrival of another and I am delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Mr Stephen Graham as Assistant Curate to the Parish. Stephen is currently training for ordination at St Stephen’s House in Oxford and will take up his appointment on his ordination as a deacon on Saturday 2nd July. Even though Stephen grew up in a large farming family in County Down in Northern Ireland he is no stranger to Norfolk. After reading Classics at Queen’s, Belfast and then after training as a teacher at Cambridge he taught at Norwich School, and latterly at Beeston Hall School. He worshipped at Holy Trinity, West Runton and is already known to many in our congregations here too. He has a faithful dachshund called Rufus, and he tells me he enjoys travelling, eating, cooking, playing the piano, singing, walking, running, visiting Norfolk churches and pubs; though not necessarily in that order! Again I am sure you will warmly welcome Stephen to the parish and would want to assure him of our prayers as he looks forward to moving back to Norfolk.