"The United Benefice of Hunstanton St. Mary with Ringstead Parva St. Andrew,
Holme-next-the-Sea St. Mary the Virgin and Thornham All Saints,
with Brancaster St. Mary the Virgin, with Burnham Deepdale St. Mary
and Titchwell St. Mary, with Choseley",
which is the official name of this Benefice, is rather a mouthful and so the name
"The Saxon Shore Benefice"
was chosen for these churches on the north west Norfolk coast.
The Revd. Christopher Wood has been appointed as the Rector all of the parishes that comprise The Saxon Shore Benefice.
Revd. Christopher Wood
Tel: 01485 211180
as reported in the Eastern Daily Press of January 13th, 2011...
In a two page spread reporter Rowan Mantell reports that "Clerical chic hits the catwalk for today's modern priesthood". One of the stories featured our Rector together with two wonderful photos (reproduced here by kind permission of the EDP with the original photo description).
COLOURFUL COLLECTION: The Rev. Christopher Wood at The Rectory in Brancaster
with some of his collection of vestments.
FAST LANE: The Rev. Christopher Wood on his scooter between services.
The Revd. James Monro is curate of the parishes of the Saxon Shore Benefice. He took up his post in July 2012 when he returned to Norfolk from Street in Somerset.
Revd. James Monro
Tel: 01485 518342
"Ordination at Norwich Cathedral"
Information and photo by kind permission of the Diocese of Norwich
WITH THE BISHOP: The Rev. James Monro (front row left - with the cross showing) after his ordination
with the Bishop of Norwich at the Petertide ordinations which took place on Saturday 30 June 2012
Do you ever begin to doubt things that you were once certain of? Do you find yourself asking "why?" when what you really mean, with barely supressed anger is
"this should not be."
The road goes ever on and on
That is all the certainty there is yet still we can and must go forward. For the believer the real strength comes from the knowledge that faith means knowing that we do not travel alone. The final departure of Christ at his Ascension is the necessary preparation for Pentecost later in May when God’s Holy Spirit comes to those searching for strength and guidance. He brings real life to those wavering in faith. It happened 2000 years ago………..and it happens still.
Rev'd Christopher Wood, Rector.