Great Yarmouth Team Rector retires
2016: The various churches in the Parish of Great Yarmouth joined together at St Nicholas Minster on Sunday September 4 for the farewell service for the Revd Canon Chris Terry, Team Rector of Great Yarmouth.
Revd Terry had ben Team Rector since 2009.
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’. John Stephens was master of the music supported by Great Yarmouth Brass led by Joel Heys, plus a full choir.
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, lay chairperson of Great Yarmouth PCC, closed the formalities by speaking on behalf of parish members and presenting Fr Chris with a farewell gift. A cake was then cut. A reception followed with the buffet produced by members of the Pathway Café.
Attending the service were the Dean of Norwich Cathedral, the Very Revd Jane Hedges, the Mayor and Mayoress of Great Yarmouth, Cllr and Mrs Malcolm Bird, the Deputy Mayoress, Cllr Shirley Weymouth, friends from the diocese and Yarmouth Deanery, as well as members of the churches in Yarmouth, Gorleston, and Caister
Also there was Rev John Kinchin-Smith, who has taken over from Chris Terry as Rural Dean for the next 18 months, pictured above with Chris Terry.
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.
The photo above is courtesy of Jeremy Freeman
This article previously appeared on the Network Yarmouth website
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