Hospital Chaplaincy team complete

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The Reverend James Thomson has joined the Chaplaincy team at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn, bringing the team up to a full complement of four chaplains.

Mr Thomson joins colleagues, the Reverends Gail Kerry, Mark Jones and Peter Chapman and will be working part-time. He will be combining the post with that of Associate Priest at St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris parish church, where his wife, Wendy, is vicar.

Until taking up his new appointment, Mr Thomson was joint vicar in Chatteris, as a job-share with his wife. He said: “Going into hospitals has always been part of my ministry. It just seemed a natural route to go down to become a chaplain, although I will continue to assist my wife in her role as vicar.”

Prior to the Chatteris appointment, Mr Thomson was a curate in Lowestoft. He was licensed in his new role at a special service held in the Sacred Space at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The Licensing and Commissioning service for the recent recruits to the QEH chaplaincy, the Reverends James Thomson and Peter Chapman, was conducted by the Bishop of Lynn, the Rt Rev Jonathan Meyrick.