Stephen Bullamore, our Director of Music, has announced that he is moving on in January. He is to be Director of Music at Newark Parish Church, and will be taking up his post there from the beginning of February. His last Sunday at St Mary-le-Tower will be 18th January.
Stephen says, “I am very excited about taking on this post. I have been asked to rebuild a choir in a church that has gone through some considerable challenges in the past few years with regard to its music staff. Eva and I have enjoyed living in Ipswich and thank you all for your continued support.”
The Revd Canon Charles Jenkin, says, “It is a sad day for St Mary-le-Tower that Stephen is moving on from us so soon. We of course wish both Eva and Stephen very well for the future and assure them of our prayers. Plans are already afoot to recruit Stephen’s successor and we intend to hold interviews early in the new year. The process is being discussed this week both at the PCC meeting on Tuesday and with the adult singers of the choir, and we intend to move swiftly to advertise the post. Finally I would like to assure everyone that I am always available for any of our church members who wish to be in touch with me about the life of our choir.”