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New Vicar of Thornbury

A new vicar of Thornbury has been appointed to take up the post left by the Reverend John Suddards who was found stabbed to death at his vicarage in February.

The Rev John Suddards who was stabbed to death in February Credit: St Mary's Church, Thornbury

The new vicar - the Reverend Doctor Jan van der Lely said it was a testament to people's courage and trust in God that they made an appointment so soon. A former teacher, she is currently an Assistant Curate in Cirencester and will start in September.

The Revd Dr Jan van der Lely and her husband will soon be moving to Thornbury Credit: Diocese of Gloucester

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