Surprise! Parish priest announces his wedding

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Pickering’s Parish Priest turned heads when he read his own Banns - a declaration that he intends to marry - in front of his own congregation recently.

Father Antony Pritchett, who has been Vicar of Pickering since 2008, will marry Gillian Renshaw at St Peter and St Paul’s Church on Saturday, at 11am.

“We managed to keep news of our engagement secret, so the Banns really came as a great surprise to everyone,” said Fr Antony.

“We’re hoping that people will want to come and support us by coming to the church service.

“It’s going to be a terrific day and Gillian and I are so looking forward to our wedding.”

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