Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 17°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

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

Police at the Ipswich v Norwich derby.

Suffolk Constabulary has yet to confirm it will have a presence at Ipswich Town games this season - including the potentially powderkeg Old Farm Derby.

Woman repays £7,600 in overpayment claim

A Kesgrave woman has been fined after making a false statement to obtain £7,600 worth of benefits which she was not entitled to.

A motorist involved in a crash on the A14 in which a teenager died will live with the “huge remorse” for the rest of his life, a court has heard.

Relax and unwind

When the weather is as glorious as this, you want to do nothing more than sit back and relax.

A police officer stands outside the Olympia mall in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016 after shots were fired. (AP Photo/Sebastian Widmann)

The gunman who shot dead nine people and injured 16 others at a Munich shopping centre was an 18-year-old German-Iranian man, police believe.

Network Rail is replacing overhead line equipment between Shenfield and Liverpool Street.

Delays caused by extreme heat like those that affected rail services in the region could be less common in future according to Network Rail.

St Helena Hospice assistant nurse Emma Young reduced staff and patients to tears in Colchester after performing Adele's Make You Feel My Love. Pic: St Helena Hospice.

A video of an assistant nurse performing an Adele song at a Colchester hospice has gone viral.

An aerial shot of Bramford.

More than 250 homes lost power this evening due to emergency repair work by UK Power Networks.

Hugh O'Neill, headteacher of St Benedict's School, Bury St Edmunds.

Turbulent times are ahead for Bury St Edmunds schools with “chaos” predicted as the two and three-tier systems compete against each other.

Andy Beckwith

An emotional appeal has been made to find a former Essex man who has gone missing in Gibraltar.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24