"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 Bishop of Lynn, the Rt. Rev'd Jonathan Meyrick, has announced that the Rev'd Susan Bowden-Pickstock , currently serving in the Ely Diocese in a rural multi-parish
benefice as curate, will be taking up the post of Priest-in-Charge of the Saxon Shore Benefice. The date of her licensing is not yet known, but it is expected to be sometime
in the first half of October. This depends on the Bishop of Norwich's diary, as he will be conducting the service.
She brings with her a heart for mission, great skills in communication, experience in the building of communities, in schools work and in finding new ways of reaching the church out into the community. She is a 'people person' with energy and creativity and much looks foward to living and working amongst us. We look forward very much to her moving to Brancaster Rectory and taking up her duties among us all.
The Wardens of the Saxon Shore Benefice.
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
Bright the Vision
I had thought that my collection of theology books was large enough, but some one at the Brancaster fete pointed out a book for sale about Julian of Norwich that I had not
seen before. Now I am re-visiting her.
Rev'd James Monro, Curate