Town council gives retirement gift to Thetford team rector of 10 years

Mayor of Thetford Terry Jermy presents Canon Bob Baker with a gift of a town seal ahead of the chapl

Mayor of Thetford Terry Jermy presents Canon Bob Baker with a gift of a town seal ahead of the chaplain's retirement. - Credit: Archant

A long-serving town rector has received a thank you from the last mayor to whom he will serve as chaplain.

Canon Bob Baker was invited to attend a meeting of Thetford Town Council last night by mayor Terry Jermy before his retirement at the end of October.

In a speech of thanks to Canon Baker, who has worked in Thetford for 10 years, Mr Jermy said: 'I was really pleased when Bob agreed to be my chaplain. I find that he has made religion understandable and accessible. On behalf of the town, thank you for your humour, dedication and service to Thetford.'

Canon Baker added: 'I am aware I am not leaving a sinking ship as there is a lot going on in this town. It has been a real honour and privilege and I am grateful to everyone who has supported me.'

Mr Jermy presented Canon Baker with a town seal as a gift from the council.


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