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Dersingham vicar's farewell service

PUBLISHED: 15:44 31 May 2015 | UPDATED: 15:44 31 May 2015

Farewell service to Dersingham vicar, Rev Michael Brock: Presentation of gift of birds in wood & flowers for Carolyn his wife, with some of the many gifts presented.  Pictures Pauline Martin.

Farewell service to Dersingham vicar, Rev Michael Brock: Presentation of gift of birds in wood & flowers for Carolyn his wife, with some of the many gifts presented. Pictures Pauline Martin.

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About 200 adults and more than 30 children attended the farewell service of the Rev Michael Brock and his wife Carolyn after nine-and-a-half years in the Benefice of Dersingham, Anmer, Ingoldisthorpe and Shernborne.

The vicar was also presented with a certificate of appreciation by John Crowe, President of the Gallipoli & Dardanelles International charity. For the last three years he has conducted the annual Gallipoli memorial service at St Nicholas Church, Dersingham.

The vicar is moving back to Nottinghamshire, which he left in 2005 to come to Norfolk.

Pauline Martin, secretary, St Nicholas Church, Dersingham, said: “After the service the choir sang a number of anthems, and then there was a wonderful buffet provided by the catering team of St Nicholas Church in Dersingham, with drinks and cake provided by the other churches in the benefice.

“A number of gifts were then presented to Michael & Carolyn, from the churches, the children of the church, and the Gallipoli charity. Gifts included flowers, cheques and a beautiful model in wood of three terns, as a reminder of their time in Norfolk.”

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