Jon Price and wife Vicki with the Reverend Becca Rogers outside St John’s Church in The Walks, King’s Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

A new curate who joined three West Norfolk churches said one of his passions was to support the homeless. 

Jon Price, 31, is now serving St John’s Church in The Walks and the Minster, both in King’s Lynn, and North Lynn Methodist Church.

“I am passionate about working with the homeless and the Winter Night Shelter (in Lynn) is fantastic. So I would like to help.”

Mr Price grew up on the Isle of Man and completed his ministerial training in Oxford.

He and his wife Vicki, 27, moved to West Norfolk during lockdown to begin his new role on June 27.

Reverend Becca Rogers, at St John’s, has been showing Mr Price the ropes.

“She is a wonderful teacher,” he said. “There is a lot to learn, a lot that goes into it.”

Mr Price said he had received a warm welcome from members of the public so far.

“Everyone has been so friendly and we have explored some of the local beaches. It is absolutely beautiful here. 

“I am keen not to be stuck in the four walls of the church, I want to meet the locals.”

Mrs Price is also set to serve the community with a volunteer role with the church which is yet to be outlined.

Mr Price added he was pleased churches were now re-opening after the pandemic.

“One thing this situation has exposed is the church wasn’t accessible for those who couldn’t get out. So I hope the online services continue.”

Rev Rogers said she was delighted Mr and Mrs Price had joined the three churches.

“St John’s, North Lynn Methodist Church and the Minster all offer many experiences for Jon and Vicki to be involved with within the community. 

“And I know they are very keen to get involved.”

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