Click on the links below to access PDF copies of recent editions of our monthly Parish Magazine, The Fakenham Beacon. If you wish to contribute to the Beacon, or this website, please contact the Rectory Office.
Click on this link to download the latest edition – The Fakenham Beacon – April 2020
Amendments to The Fakenham Beacon – April 2020
Since printing this edition of the Beacon Magazine, many of the advertised events have been cancelled and others are likely to either be cancelled or postponed.
Cancelled events include:-
- All services & events at Fakenham Parish Church
- All services & events at Christ Church Fulmodeston
- BIONYC club
- Stepping Stones
- Fakenham Church Thursday Market Day Refreshments & Stalls
- Churchwomen’s Guild meetings
- Support in Loss meetings
- Fakenham Community Archive meetings
- The Book & Jigsaw Fair scheduled for 25th April
- All events in Fakenham Library (which closed on 21 March until further notice)
Also likely to be cancelled are:-
- Christian Aid Week Big Brekkie
- Mothers’ Union meetings
- Easter Messy Church on Good Friday
- Easter Services at Fakenham Parish Church & Christ Church Fulmodeston
- Thy Kingdom Come Wave of Prayer (21st – 31st May)
For services provided by advertisers in the Fakenham Beacon, please contact them directly for information on any service changes/ cancellations etc.
The Beacon was originally created in the 1860’s as a church magazine. Old copies of the magazine can be viewed at Fakenham Library and the Gasworks Museum. In 2001 it was decided to make the Beacon a church and community magazine, and distribute it free. Today it has a print run of 4,000 and is delivered monthly to every house in Fakenham. It can also be collected from church, sent by post or accessed online. Advertising pays the cost of it being printed by local printers Newprint and Design Ltd – www.newprintanddesign.co.uk. It has been widely admired in the county and Diocese as a good example of a church magazine, locally created with a wide range of information. As a church and community magazine it is well read and has up to date local information.
With a readership in the region of 10,000, advertising rates are very competitive starting as low as £17 per month. Colour is available at a premium and there is a discount for charities. Full details are on the order form which can be obtained by downloading it from the website advertising order form, by collecting it from the Rectory Office, by emailing the Rectory Office firstname.lastname@example.org or by emailing Linda Frost via her email: email@example.com .
- We don’t include inserts or personal sales adverts
- The Beacon is a non-political magazine
- All articles may be edited because of space.
Local groups can advertise events free if there is space, and copy for the magazine should be sent to Linda Frost or the Rectory Office email firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note that the 5th of the month is the last date to receive advertisements or information.