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. However, with the current restrictions in place due to the virus prevention measures, there is only one service each week on Sunday morning. This is a simple Holy Communion lasting approximately 40 minutes starting at the earlier than usual time of 9.30am.
The Morning Prayer podcast is available Monday -Friday together with a podcast service of Morning Worship on Sunday. Click on the link on the right hand side on any of the website pages.
(18th July 2020)
All other services, such as Thursday Market Day Communion are currently suspended. Regular meetings such as Stepping Stones are also cancelled until further notice although you can listen to a new Stepping Stones Story Time each week by clicking on the podcast link.
Stepping Stones: the weekly group for pre-school children and babies with their parents and carers which normally meets on Monday mornings at 9.45am is currently suspended. Do listen with the children to the weekly Stepping Stones Story podcast with Elaine (click on the link on the right hand side of any page of the website.)
Choral Evensong is currently suspended.
Choral Evensong is sung by the choir on the third Sunday of most months. This is a peaceful, contemplative evening service; a time of calm before whatever the week ahead will bring!
The Healing Service is currently suspended.
We hold a Healing Service on the second Sunday of each month at 6.30pm. This is a quiet and non threatening service where all are welcome including people without any church background.
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, a Christingle service in December and appropriate, more thoughtful worship for Good Friday, followed by the celebration of Easter.
The Monday morning Parish Prayers are currently suspended.
We come together on Monday mornings at 8.30am for Parish Prayers. All welcome.
At present the area for personal prayer has been re-located to the Chancel, with access through the side gate and door near the High Altar. It is open daily between approximately 9,30am and 3.00pm.
There is 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, prayer cards and leaflets are available there.