There is no doubt that in the 21st Century all churches struggle to attract young people to church. Fakenham Parish Church being known as the ‘Church in the Market Place’ has a variety of ways of attracting young people to church. The purpose behind all of this work is to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to each generation.
How is this achieved?
In this website you will see the variety of work that is undertaken, and this is always changing! Firstly children are always welcome at all services and to visit the church! We are very child friendly.
- Stepping Stones – This weekly group for pre-school children and babies with their parents and carers meets in the Trinity Room in Church at 9.45am. The purpose behind this group is to give children an introduction to church in an informal way. Many of the children coming have already had a contact with church through baptism and this is an excellent follow up. There is no charge
- Easter Holiday Workshop – This is open to all children and adults and gives a wonderful introduction to the story of Good Friday and Easter. The Easter story is told using art, crafts, music and drama with ‘Open The Book story. The morning finishes with Hot Cross Buns and an Easter Egg Hunt.
- Messy Church – Every second Sunday in the month we have a Messy Church which is a 2 hour session of games, activities, craft, a celebration and finally a tea. This is not just for children but for families and one way the church can come together as a family. Again no charge but donations are always welcome to cover expenses.
- Baptism and Confirmation – We welcome children of all ages to be baptised and from 11 years of age to be confirmed.
Child Protection. Fakenham Parish Church follows the guidance of the Diocese of Norwich and has its own Child Protection Officer as well as Health and Safety Committee so that children and young people are always in a safe environment in church. For further details contact the church Child Protection Officer Paul Nielson 07798 766357. Full Diocesan guidelines can be seen in church. Children’s safety comes first.