With its position right by the Market Place, Fakenham Parish Church is, in more ways than one, the centre for worship at the heart of the community. We are mindful of people’s many and various needs, and we try to offer variety in worship.
At the Parish Communion on Sundays at 10.30am we use “Common Worship”, the modern material produced by the church for the 21st century. This is a sung service with hymns and a choir anthem. From time to time it will include a baptism or may have a special theme, which will be advertised.
Stepping Stones, for pre-school children and babies with their parents and carers, meets on Monday mornings at 9.45 for simple worship followed by refreshments and time to play.
Every first Sunday in the month there will be a 30 minutes Bridges service for all the family at 9.30am. This service is without communion. Each month there will be a theme to the service with lively hymns.
We have Messy Church once a month on a Sunday at 3.30pm for two hours. This is a time when all ages come together to learn more about the Christian Faith. There is a different theme each month and through games, crafts and music we learn about the theme. We finish the afternoon by sharing a wonderful tea.
Throughout the year special events mean special services. Regulars include “The Resurrection Hope”, a service for the bereaved held near All Saints’ Day (1st November); the Town Service on Remembrance Sunday afternoon; “From Darkness to Light”, a candlelit procession for Advent Sunday evening (about 4 weeks before Christmas); Fakenham and District Churches Together Carol Service, Christingle services on Christmas Eve and appropriate, more thoughtful worship for Good Friday, followed by the celebration of Easter.
The staff team come together on Wednesday mornings at 9.15 for Parish Prayers.
There is almost always provision of a quiet area in church for private prayer. Normally this is the chapel in the south aisle near the votive stand, where you may light a candle (no charge) as you pray for a particular person or cause. Bibles, prayer books and leaflets are available there.