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Aylsham curate takes on Holt school chaplaincy

Rev Jack Branford, curate at Aylsham Parish Church, will be leaving to take up a role as chaplain of Gresham’s School in Holt, starting in September.

Following the departure of Revd Canon Andrew Beane from Aylsham last August to take up a new post as the Archdeacon of Exeter, the church’s popular curate, Jack Branford, has now announced that he is to move to his new role as chaplain at Gresham’s School in Holt from this autumn.
Rev Branford said: “My wife Amanda and I want to say, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you all so much for what has been an amazing four years. We really have loved our time living and working as part of the wonderful communities of the Aylsham team.”
“We’ve been blessed with the best mentors possible in Andrew and Catherine Beane; a brilliant ministry team to learn from and work with; and individuals, churches, schools and communities that we just love so much.”
“We will be very sad to leave Aylsham and the many lovely people we’ve met here but we won’t be too far away and hopefully many of you will keep in touch. We are truly grateful for the time we have spent here and thank you for all you have given us.”
Rev Branford’s final service at Aylsham Parish church is set for August 2.
The church will be advertising for a new Team Rector later this week. Details will be on the Diocese of Norwich website and in the Church Times on Friday.

The picture of Jack and his family is courtesy of Aylsham Parish Church.

This story is based on an article in the North Norfolk News.

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