We would like to welcome our new Rector of Fakenham Parish Church and Priest-in-Charge of Christ Church Fulmodeston the
Revd. Francis Mason and his wife Gill. Francis was instituted and licensed by the Bishop of Norwich on 31st May.
As you approach the busy market town of Fakenham you are greeted by the massive 115ft Parish Church Tower which dominates the town.
Fakenham Church was founded in the 14th Century and since that time it has an exciting history. Scarred by the reformation, housing gunpowder during the Civil War, and restored by the Victorians, it was nearly destroyed by a stray Luftwaffe bomb in 1940 during Second World War.
Today it is the centre of a thriving congregation, ‘Serving the community’. Open everyday of the year the Church welcomes many thousands of visitors each year, also as a Diocesan ‘Gateway Church’ it helps visitors to enjoy the towns and the surrounding glorious Norfolk coast.
As a historic chartered market town, Fakenham comes alive on Thursdays and on Farmers’ Markets when many market traders descend upon the town and the Church becomes a hive of activity.
However, at the heart of the Church is the worship of Almighty God and anyone visiting the Church will soon realise that it has been loved and cherished by many generations in the past and today is reaching out to a new generation with a full programme of services and activities throughout the year.
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