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New Vicar in the Village

Appointed Vicar of Hellingly and Upper Dicker last December, the Reverend Jeremy Sykes was looking forward to moving into the vicarage at Orchard Grange, Lower Dicker, prior to his institution and induction as Vicar on 11th May, but the coronavirus has put paid to that idea. He cannot move house!

For the past ten years he has been chaplain of Hurstpierpoint College, and as a school master was expected to give a term's notice, which he duly did, ready for his new responsibilities-His parish was expecting to see him-- but now it won't, visually, that is. Usually a big parish affair, the institution will still go ahead, but only with five people present. After that he will camp out in the vicarage, but we won't see him as

all his parishioners are either in lock down or at a safe distance and the two churches are closed anyway.

Jeremy. We will see you when we see you.!

Our new incumbent is married with wife, Jane, and three children. He has spent most of his ministry in education, following his education at both Oxford and Cambridge universities. He was ordained priest by the Bishop of Birmingham in 1990.