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Article from local paper dated February 1973 presented by Margaret Craddock

Rector leaves for Leicester

The Rector of Burton Latimer, the Rev. Derek Hole, has been appointed vicar of St. James the Greater, Leicester.

Mr. Hole who has been at Burton Latimer since 1967, is expected to be instituted at Leicester shortly after Easter.

His new church is a 70 year copy of a basilica on one of the Venetian islands, and is well- known for the quality of its music.

Mr. Hole, a 39 year old bachelor, was trained for the ministry at Lincoln Theological College and was ordained by the Bishop of Leicester in 1960, serving his first curacy at St. Mary’s Knighton.

He spent two years in Africa as domestic chaplain to the Archbishop of Cape Town, the late Dr. Joost de Blank, and later served in London as organizing secretary for Christian Aid.

Before coming to Burton Latimer, Mr. Hole was curate of St. Nicholas’ Church, Kenilworth.

Mr. Hole has been active in many aspects of community life, serving as a member of Burton Latimer Urban Council and Kettering divisional education executive. He is also a member of Kettering Rotary Club and Round Table, and serves on Kettering and district Hospitals’ Samaritan Fund committee.

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