Registered charity no: 1129251
Welcome to Fakenham Parish Church
Where are we?
The parish church in Fakenham is in the centre of the town. It is at the natural hub of the town’s residential and shopping areas. We can be busy through the week but at other times provide a place of stillness and peace.
We have a relatively large congregation which could lead to the risk of complacency. However we are constantly seeking new ways to build bridges into the community in order to be of service (e.g. Support in loss group) and to share the Christian faith (e.g. Enquirer Groups).
As well as the regular Sunday and Thursday morning services we also offer weekly Stepping Stones sessions for under 5’s, Messy Church, Healing Services and Choral Evensong. (For up to date times check on the Calendar.)
I am very fortunate to have the support of a number of excellent retired clergy colleagues and two Licensed Readers, Elaine and Amanda, so if you come along to a service you will benefit from a varied diet in terms of the talks and the faces at the front.
When I chose the heading of “Where are we?” for this homepage I was not thinking of our pinpoint on Google maps. Instead I was trying to think where the Parish Church really is in the lives of those who live and work around it. I hope we are not simply a big building which you can spot from a long way off, or a venue for our famous Christmas Tree Festival. My hope is for the church and the town to feel as one, as if the ancient walls and windows, however much loved, are invisible.
If you are reading this wondering if you might join us, check out the rest of the website or come and meet us. You, your gifts and skills will be most welcome.
Revd Francis Mason