Father-of-two takes on new clergy role in Dersingham
- Credit: Ian Burt
A packed church welcomed the new Rector of Dersingham, Anmer, Ingoldisthorpe and Shernborne at a service led by the Bishop of Lynn, Rev Jonathan Meyrick.
Guests at Dersingham Church watched as Rev Mark Capron, who was previously a curate for Pakefield, Carlton Colville and Mutford in Suffolk, was officially installed in his new role.
Pauline Martin, parochial church council secretary at St Nicholas Church Dersingham, said: 'It's a wonderful experience and it was a really lovely evening. The church was full, there must have been around 300 people in there because there wasn't a seat left.'
Rev Capron, who has a business degree and worked in the employment sector for five years, studied for a Christian theology degree at Ridley Hall in Cambridge - from 2009 to 2012.
When Rev Capron married his wife Helen, 34, they went to live in Long Stratton, near Norwich.
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'Then there was this sense that it was god's plan for me to get ordained and become a vicar,' said the father-of-two.
His predecessor is Rev Michael Brock, who left in June. The 35-year-old, who was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, said: 'My wife is a Norfolk girl and I have family in Norfolk. We very much enjoy and like the county.'
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