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St. OSYTH WELCOMES NEW VICAR

On Friday 29th June 2001, the Parish received with due ceremony their new vicar the Reverend Martin Flowerdew, who was installed in office by the Bishop of Chelmsford The Right Reverend John Perry.  This happy event took place on the feast day of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, the patron saints of our Parish Church. Pictured below, outside the Church porch are the Bishop and our New Vicar.



The photograph below, taken in the Church, shows the Lord Bishop introducing the declarations and oaths to follow. He finished by reminding the congregation that the Church, led by the Holy Spirit has borne witness to Christian truth -



 - "through its historic formularies, the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, the book of Common Prayer and the Ordering of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons."
Here Rev. Martin Flowerdew, holding the Bible in his right hand, takes the oath of allegiance to her Majesty the Queen, by swearing that he will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Queen, her heirs and successors,
then turning to the Bishop, he swears obedience to the Church in the person of the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford
and the Area Bishop of Colchester.



To the Right is the programme for the evenings ceremonies whilst - Above The Bishop and our Vicar are joined by Julie, Martin's wife of three years. They have just returned from a holiday in Turkey, no doubt taken to 'fully charge' their batteries for the work ahead.


 

During the ceremony Martin Flowerdew was welcomed by the civil authority in the persons of Michael Bargent, Vice-Chairman on Tendring District Council and Michael Talbot, Chairman of St. Osyth Parish Council.
The Head Teacher of St. Osyth C of E Primary School, Tim Palmer; Laura Dobson
representing St. Osyth Methodist Church; Father Jim McCormack from the Roman Catholic Church; Mark Roberts, Chairman of the Friends of St. Osyth Church and Natasha Osben representing 'uniformed' Youth Groups, also gave a welcome to our new vicar.

Our Member of Parliament, Bernard Jenkin and his wife Anne were a guest visitors and joined other guests and Parish members at the village school after the Church Service.

Refreshments were provided following the ceremony at the village school so that a more personal welcome could be given to Martin and Julie by those attending his induction. The excellent spread was laid out was a compliment to all concerned with its preparation.
This final picture shows Martin in animated conversation with some of the younger members of the choir and congregation.

30th July 2001



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