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A service marks the start of WWII, and Stanhoe’s Rector is now a Rural Dean.

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30 August 2019

Church matters

A service marks the start of WWII, and Stanhoe’s Rector is now a Rural Dean.

On Sunday 4 August, the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, a service in St Mary the Virgin church, Sedgeford, was led and organised by Stanhoe’s Rector, the Reverend Peter Cook, in his role as Chaplain of the Sedgeford & District Branch of The Royal British Legion.

In his usual style, Peter devised an emotional and moving service containing evocative readings and relevant hymns sung by the congregation, along with “Abide with me” sung between prayers by a small choir of seven local volunteers. Branch chairman Terry Austin led the Act of Remembrance and recited the Exhortation before the two minutes of silence; Steve Greef paraded our branch standard. The members of the congregation then lit candles and placed them at the back of the church, before the service concluded with three wartime songs played while everyone moved to the refreshments kindly provided by Sedgeford residents. A collection was made, and from this £196.90 was donated to branch funds, and gratefully received.

Our Chaplain has recently been appointed Rural Dean, an office that involves helping the Bishop with his work, being a friend to clergy and lay leaders of the parishes, and sometimes deputising for the archdeacon in his parish visitations. Rural deans also usually have a significant role during clergy vacancies, along with the churchwardens, and are often involved in the selection of new clergy.

Peter’s appointment as Rural Dean of Heacham and Rising is mentioned in the Church Times of December 2018.

Posted by: Charles
Posted on: 30 August 2019