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New Yarmouth Team Vicar installed at Minster

Reverend Tracy Williams was installed as Team Vicar in the Great Yarmouth Team Ministry at a special service in Yarmouth Minster on Monday 6 February.

Almost 200 people had gathered for the service, and it was with a smile and a touch of humour that Rev Canon Simon Ward gave the congregation a ‘warm’ welcome to Great Yarmouth Minster for the occasion.


After the congregation had sung the hymn ‘Lift High the Cross’, Tracy was presented to the Bishop of Thetford, who then led the people in prayer. The scripture reading, from Mark 6, was read by Pam Spychal. It describes a touching incident in the life of the Lord Jesus with His disciples as He encouraged them to “Come with Me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest”. Then, seeing the crowds that had followed them, it says of the Saviour that “He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd”.


The Bishop, in his sermon, encouraged all to seriously become follows of Jesus, and for those responsible to see that Tracy was allowed to find ‘a quiet place and get some rest’ from time to time.


The congregation joined in the hymn ‘Christ Triumphant’, which was then followed by the licensing. The congregation were urged to give their ascent to full support of Tracy in his work among and for them, their voices, in response, echoing round the Minster; ‘By the help of God we will’. After his installation, Tracy expressed his appreciation for the welcome, and gratitude for the opportunity to serve the people in Yarmouth.


The service ended with the hymn ‘How Shall I Sing That Majesty” and the Bishop leading Tracy out to the applause of all. Refreshments were served after the service, giving all who stayed the opportunity to meet and talk to their new minister.


This story, along with the picture, is courtesy of Network Yarmouth.


Read our previous story about the arrival of Rev Williams.


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Tony Rothe, 16/02/2023

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