On the evening of Monday, 23rd March following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation, The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham Usher, emailed the following statement:
“The Archbishop of Canterbury has this evening issued this statement on behalf of the bishops of the Church of England: “In the light of the Government’s measures, announced by the Prime Minister this evening, we urge everyone to follow the instructions given. We will give a fuller statement of advice as soon as possible. Let us continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable, and build our communities, even while separated.”I fully endorse this, and, in line with the Prime Minister’s announcement, request that our church buildings in the Diocese of Norwich are not opened in the morning. Please be assured of my prayers at this evening hour….. “As the night watch looks for the morning, so we look for you, O Christ.” +Graham
Fakenham Parish Church is therefore locked and will remain so until such time as I receive recommendation to open it once more. It is essential that this instruction is adhered to. We are all finding new ways of keeping in touch with each other and adapting to new routines and habits in our everyday lives. I am now saying (and regularly recording) short services of worship at home and will do my best to maintain contact either personally or with the help of colleagues and via this website.
A further summary of how we hope to respond to the challenges we face at the moment appears below. Updates will be posted on the website regularly. If you wish to speak to me in person please phone or email me (01328 862268 or firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have an administrative query please email email@example.com.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Fakenham Parish Church is closed until further notice, even for private prayer. We are nevertheless looking at how we can make more of our daily life as a church available online and, for those who do not use the internet, we are looking at how we might be able to communicate in writing via postal services. The Rectory Office can be contacted on 01328 862268, and you are also welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message our Facebook page which will be continually monitored should you require any further information or help.