Outlook 17
News and Views from St. Mary's Woodbridge
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Kevan's appointment
News and views from St Mary’s Woodbridge Issue 17 Spring 2014 “Kevan has received an invitation …” These words prefaced the announcement in church that the Rector was to be appointed as a Chaplain to the Queen. What an honour – for the town, the parish and, indeed, for Kevan himself! Fiercely proud of his Yorkshire roots, Kevan was ordained in 1980 and served his curacy in Ross-on- Wye and as parish priest in Leominster, before becoming Chaplain of the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook. Rector of St Mary’s since May 2000, Kevan has immersed himself fully in local life, with a keen sense of humour and fervent eagerness to communicate – whether in the pulpit or the pub! Amongst other duties, the thirty-six Chaplains to the Queen preach at the Chapel Royal, or at the Queen’s Chapel in St James’s Palace. They wear the distinctive scarlet cassock, and belong to the College of Chaplains until the age of 70. Get ready, budding artists! Come on, kids, here’s your chance to show off your creative talent! The Friends of St Mary’s are holding their second annual Art Event this summer. Pictured here are last year’s winners with sponsor James Neal. Find out more in Junior Outlook on p.17. Inside … John McCarthy’s Woodbridge 3 Music at St Mary’s 5 Five minutes with … 7 Nature notes 10 Woodbridge heroes of WWI 13 Faith under fire 15 Get ready budding artists! 17 The power of Easter 19