Welcome to Fakenham Parish Church

Our Churchwardens Andrew Stewart and Alison Harding are delighted to welcome you to Fakenham Parish Church and our website.

The previous Rector of Fakenham, the Rev’d Adrian Bell, has now retired and until a new priest can be appointed (which could take a little time), we would like to confirm that all services and events will carry on as normal, staffed by retired priests, and readers. All enquiries during this time should be directed to the Parish Office, either by calling 01328 862268, or by emailing office@fakenhamparishchurch.org.uk.

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.

If you would like to get in touch with us for any reason, please do contact us here.