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Methodist Chair of District Welcome
Welcome service for new Methodist Chair of East Anglia District, Rev Julian Pursehouse, held at Chapel Field Road Methodist Church, Norwich, on Saturday, 30th August 2014
A minister with a Norfolk connection has been welcomed as the new Chair of the East Anglia District of the Methodist Church – the equivalent of a bishop.
Rev Julian Pursehouse was welcomed to the District at a special service on August 30 at Chapel Field Road Methodist Church, Norwich, from his previous position as superintendent minister in Otley near Leeds and Acting Chair of the Leeds District.
Julian’s father, who was himself a Methodist minister, grew up in Diss where Julian’s grandfather was headmaster of the Grammar School.
On his appointment, Julian said: “It is a privilege to be appointed by the Methodist Conference to serve as Chair in this district. East Anglia is a particularly idyllic part of the British Isles and an area where you can be constantly reminded of the beauty of God’s creation.
The welcome service was led by Rev Dr Brian Beck, past President of the Methodist Conference and attended by The Lord Mayor of Norwich and The Sheriff of Norwich. Other guests included the Bishops of Norwich, Huntingdon, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and Thetford, the Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech, the Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association and the Chair of Essex, Beds and Herts Methodist District. Representing the Methodist Connexion was Rev Gareth Powell, Assistant Secretary to the Methodist Conference.
Julian has been appointed for six years from September 1.