Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 5°C

Search

Felixstowe: Vicar Napo John moving on to pastures new

10:17 27 December 2012

Rev Napo John conducting the civic carol service at Felixstowe.

Rev Napo John conducting the civic carol service at Felixstowe.

Archant

A CLERGYMAN is saying farewell during the Christmas season to people of the team ministry where he has served for five years.

The Rev Napo John, rector in the Orwell Team Ministry in north and west Felixstowe – covering St Mary’s, Walton, and Christ Church on Cavendish Park, and the Trimley villages – is leaving the resort after being appointed as rector of St Mary the Virgin, Hayes, in the Diocese of Rochester.

He will be installed at a service on January 31 at St Mary’s Church, and a party of parishioners from Felixstowe will be travelling by coach to support him at the ceremony.

One of Mr John’s last official duties in the town was to conduct the civic carol service.

Mayor Mike Deacon, accompanied by his wife Anne, the mayoress, led a delegation of councillors at the event at the parish church of his council ward, St Mary’s, Walton High Street, Felixstowe.

The event was also attended by representatives of local organisations, businesses and other bodies.

0 comments

The train lines from London to Ipswich have now reopened after a man was hit and killed by a train between Colchester and Manningtree earlier today.

An Ipswich Burger King franchisee must pay out nearly £180,000 for health and safety breaches before and after a worker was scalded with hot oil.

Two fire engines have been called to Upper Brook Street this afternoon after reports people could smell petrol in the area.

A motorcyclist is reported to have suffered a leg injury after a collision in Ipswich at 2.35pm today.

Through our iwitness24 site, readers are able to share their photos of Suffolk’s top beauty spots, of landmarks and of some of our amazing wildlife in action.

Our judging panel put Christmas food from the supermarkets to the test.

The death of a “kind, caring” mother signals the end of an era in Suffolk, her eldest son has said.

From children’s books and Lego, to slippers and jigsaws, let’s help give every patient at Ipswich Hospital a present this Christmas.

Photographers have turned their focus on texture this week for our iwitness challenge.

A cyclist who was killed in a crash in Hitcham this week has been formally named by police as 72-year-old Colin Taylor.

Most read

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24