Monday, May 27, 2013

Longest-serving vicar honoured at service in Oxfordshire

From The BBC-

The longest-serving vicar in the Church of England is to be honoured at a service in Oxfordshire.

The Reverend James Cocke was ordained 60 years ago and has been at All Saints Church in Headington since 1957.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams is to pay tribute to Mr Cocke a service at the church in his honour later.

The Bishop of Oxford, John Pritchard, described Mr Cocke as a "national treasure".

"He's done over 50 years at the same church which is pretty remarkable and 60 years of ministry in total," he said.

"So there aren't many people like Jim around, so we see him as some kind of national treasure.

"It's been quite a remarkable time."

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