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New priests in Wisbech and Ipswich, Acle churches event

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes news of priestly installations in Wisbech and Ipswich and an ecumenical gathering in Acle.

Fr James Caulfield (pictured above) was inducted as Parish Priest of Our Lady and St Charles Borromeo in Wisbech by Bishop Alan Hopes on Friday September 27. Fr James is returning to the diocese after serving as a Chaplain to the RAF for the last 22 years.

Fr Russell Frost has been installed by Bishop Alan as the new parish priest of St Pancras in Ipswich.

Fr Frost, 68, was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1975 before being received into the Catholic Church in 1989 and becoming a priest in 1991. He has spent nearly 24 years in the Ipswich deanery and has also served in Cambridge and at the shrine in Walsingham.

Fr Frost, who succeeds Fr Francis Leeder who has retired, said: “I am proud and protective of all that St Pancras stands for and will do my utmost to safeguard it.”

Pictured right, Fr Russell cuts a cake at a reception in St Pancras parish church hall to celebrate his installation as parish priest

An ecumenical coffee morning was held at St.Edmund’s Parish Hall by Acle Churches Together on Thursday September 19 to raise funds for the group.

The event was attended by the group’s leaders Catholic Deacon Rev Peter Glanville, Anglican Rector Rev Martin Greenland and Methodist Minister Rev Andrew King, who are pictured (right) flanking Methodist parishioner Isobel Ashworth who manned one of several stalls selling a variety of products. Over £300 was raised.