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Dereham churches seek replacement for long-serving rector

PUBLISHED: 16:31 05 September 2019 | UPDATED: 22:09 05 September 2019

Dereham and District Team Ministry is searching for a new team rector following the departure of Rev Sally Theakston Picture: Doug Speed

Dereham and District Team Ministry is searching for a new team rector following the departure of Rev Sally Theakston Picture: Doug Speed

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The search is on as a group of Norfolk churches looks to bring on board a new rector.

Helen Dimmock (right), head of church appointments and ecclesiastical secretary to the Lord Chancellor, meets 
members of Dereham and District Team Ministry Benefice. Picture: Evelyn Speed




The search process for a new rector at Dereham and District Team Ministry has begun. Picture: Evelyn SpeedHelen Dimmock (right), head of church appointments and ecclesiastical secretary to the Lord Chancellor, meets members of Dereham and District Team Ministry Benefice. Picture: Evelyn Speed The search process for a new rector at Dereham and District Team Ministry has begun. Picture: Evelyn Speed

Following the departure of canon reverend Sally Theakston, Dereham and District Team Ministry Benefice has begun searching for a replacement to fill the position of team rector.

As a Crown appointment, the Lord Chancellor must be involved with the selection process.

Dereham and District Team Ministry is searching for a new team rector following the departure of Rev Sally Theakston Picture: Doug SpeedDereham and District Team Ministry is searching for a new team rector following the departure of Rev Sally Theakston Picture: Doug Speed

Helen Dimmock, head of church appointments and ecclesiastical secretary to the Lord Chancellor, joined members of the benefice for a 'get to know you' event.

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The meeting and lunch was an opportunity for Ms Dimmock to assess the suitability of applicants as the lengthy selection process gets under way.

Meanwhile, on Saturday September 14 at 7.30pm St Nicholas Church at Dereham has its annual celebrity organ recital called Fanfares, Reflections and Fantastias.

Celebrity organist is James Parsons, founder of the Oundle International Organ Week which hosts aspiring organists.

His programme includes music by Bach, Buxtehude, Liszt, Matthias and Walton's Crown Imperial.

Entrance is £10 payable on the door. Refreshments available during interval.

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