The Reverend Sam Norton
For 15 years, until October 2018, Sam was the rector of West Mersea with East Mersea, Peldon, Great and Little Wigborough, the parishes making up the Mersea benefice.
Sam has now moved on to become Rector of the two parishes of Park End and Viney Hill, in The Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire, where he is also Director for the Development of Ordinands for the Bishop of Gloucester.
The parish churches of the Benefice are therefore currently in a period of Vacancy. A new incumbent will be sought as soon as possible, but this may take some time.
In the interim period of Vacancy, anybody seeking to contact one of our Benefice churches should email, or call, one of the relevant parish churchwardens directly.
Sam took up his present post in the autumn of 2018, to be nearer to his children. As well as his parish responsibilities, Sam is also the Director for the Development of Ordinands within the Diocese. He greatly enjoys teaching the faith, and retains an interest in philosophical theology and the nature of religious language. He self-published his first book, exploring how the church should understand the ecological crisis, in early 2012.
Sam is married to the long-suffering Victoria; is father to six children; and is walked by several dogs.
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