Meet the Team at St Peter & St Paul Fakenham Parish Church
Rector: Reverend Francis Mason – firstname.lastname@example.org – Tel: 01328 862268
Francis was ordained in 1990 and with the exception of his curacy, has worked mainly in rural churches. For the last seven and a half years has served in the Tendring Peninsula in North East Essex with oversight of four parishes and more generally as a Missioner. He has four grown up children and four grandchildren. His interests include sailing (although sadly he had to sell his boat before moving here), walking, art and photography, DIY and is a passionate gardener with an RHS qualification in horticulture. Francis is looking forward to working in the context of a market town where everything is within a few minutes walking distance of the front door. He is married to Gill, who worked at the Hospice in Colchester recruiting and looking after the volunteer workforce.
Reader: Elaine Burbidge – email@example.com – Tel: 01328 851848
Elaine has been a Reader at Fakenham Parish Church since 1984. Both she and her husband Roger are retired primary school teachers. They have two grown up sons and two young grandsons. As an amateur geographer Elaine has a deep interest in the whole of creation – God’s world and his people. She enjoys travel to explore the world, seeking fresh insights through the experience. She is also a founder member of the current incarnation of Fakenham Bowmen, having taken up archery as a teenager in Shropshire long ago!
Reader: Amanda Sands – firstname.lastname@example.org – Tel: 01328 878218
Amanda was brought up in Fakenham where she attended the High School before leaving Norfolk to train as a nurse. Amanda is married to Fred and has a daughter and twin sons and now works full time in the family farming and haulage business. As part of her work in the church she is Chaplin to the ATC. Amanda became a reader in 2009 and is looking forward to being able to utilise the many skills obtained through her professional and personal life and through the training in serving the Church.
Reader: Linda Frost – email@example.com – Tel: 01328 862919
Linda has been a reader since 1998 having been a member of Fakenham Parish Church for most of her life. She is a former primary school teacher having taught in several Norfolk primary and first schools. Linda is married to Michael. Linda is keen on sci-fi and loves ‘messing about’ on her computer, she loves cross-stitch and dressmaking and is an avid Norwich City supporter.
Due to ill health she had to retire as a reader in Easter 2014, but has the Bishop’s ‘Permission to Officiate’, which means she will carry on taking some Services and the occasional funeral.
Churchwarden: Keith Osborn – firstname.lastname@example.org,uk – Tel: 07887 877650
Following a 27 year London-based career in international banking, Keith and his wife Debbie relocated to Norfolk, and Keith started his own photography business providing a full range of wedding, lifestyle and commercial photography services. Keith is a member of The Royal Photographic Society and was a founding member of Fakenham Area Business Community Ltd, of which he was a Director until July 2017. Keith has also been a governor at Fakenham Junior School. Keith has been churchwarden since April 2017.
Churchwarden: Roger Burbidge – Tel: 01328 851848
Roger spent his working life as a Primary School teacher in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire, moving to Norfolk in 1972. Married to Elaine (see above) he is now retired. Apart from church his main interest is choral music. To this end he sings in the Church Choir, the Fakenham Choral Society and the Thornhill Singers. Other interests (when he has time!) are reading, walking and pottering in the garden.
Church Treasurer: John Dunn – Tel: 01328 862268
The Rectory Office 01328 862268