Rev Canon Chris Terry says farewell
The various churches in the Parish of Great Yarmouth joined together at the Minster on Sunday 4th September at 6.30pm for the farewell service for the Revd Canon Chris Terry, Team Rector of Great Yarmouth since being licenced as Team Rector in November 2009 Michael Hewitt reports
in the photo alongside you can see Rev Canon Chris Terry talking to Rev John Kinchin-Smith, who has taken over as Rural Dean for the next 18 months
Also in attendance were the Very Revd Jane Hedges Dean of Norwich, clergy from the Deanery, the Mayor Councillor Malcolm Bird, and other councillors
John Stephens was master of the music supported by Great Yarmouth Brass lead by Joel Heys: plus a full choir
The Evensong service was produced by Fr Chris himself and started with the hymn ‘All people that on earth do dwell’ by William Kethe. The Office Hymn was ‘Brother, sister, let me serve you’. Following Fr Chris’ sermon, which was based on his life in ministry, the final hymn was ‘How shall I sing that majesty’
A reception followed with the sumptuous buffet produced by members of the Pathway Café
Chris thanked everyone for coming and thanked them for their support during his Ministry in Great Yarmouth
The Dean and Mayor also spoke of Fr Chris’ work and David Pearson closed the formalities by speaking on behalf of parish members and presenting Fr Chris with a farewell gift. A cake was then cut
Fr Chris, however, will continue his ministry by helping out with another parish vacancy in Wymondham Parish, which will soon, itself, move into an interregnum
We all wish him and Jane a long and happy 'retirement'
photos: Jeremy Freeman
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