What we have achieved together
In the near future I shall be retiring, having been rector of the Coxford group for over 24 years. In that time we have achieved a great deal. We have grown in number and nearly all the churches have a full complement of officers. At the beginning of my incumbency (1997) we restored the traditional seasonal ceremonies and worship. For example, processions such as those at Corpus Christi and at rogation, when crops and animals are blessed, were restored. We have also made the holy week services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday and the Easter vigil service into group events. The Easter vigil is an important part of our liturgical celebration. It is unusual for a rural parish to organise worship on feast days along traditional liturgical lines. The purpose of this pattern of worship is that we learn about our faith by what we do and not only by what we hear.
As you go into a new phase as a group I ask God’s blessing on you all and I thank you for all your support and dedication.
The Rectory, West Raynham, NR21 7HH