Father-of-two takes on new clergy role in Dersingham

Reverend Mark Capron was installed as the new Rector of the Benefice of Dersingham, Anmer, Ingoldist

Reverend Mark Capron was installed as the new Rector of the Benefice of Dersingham, Anmer, Ingoldisthorpe and Shernborne by the Bishop of Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - 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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