Folk concert and flower festival at Fakenham Church
Community events at Fakenham Parish Church in October include a concert by Chanters Jigge on October 1 and the Biennial Flower Festival the following week. Tony Rothe reports.
Folk music duo Chanter’s Jigge, right, will be performing songs from land and sea played and sung on ancient and modern instruments at 7.30pm on Saturday October 1 in the church. Tickets are £5 with accompanied children free, available from Fakenham Heel Bar and Sweets ‘n’ Things in Fakenham.
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The Fakenham Parish Church Biennial Flower Festival will take place from Thursday October 6 to Monday October 10.
The Festival will be open to the public from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 6, Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Monday 10; and from 12.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Sunday 9. A special Festival Service will be held in the church at 10.30 a.m. on the Sunday. There will also be an opportunity for visitors to browse the new books and collectibles stalls while partaking of some refreshments. Entry is free.
In the months prior to the start of the Festival, a sponsorship scheme was open to all members of the public, who were invited to sponsor one or more of the displays, thus providing the financial resources for the displays to be put together.
“Our theme is : All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small; All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all” explained Celia Giddings from the church;
“How better to praise God than by filling our church with flower displays that illustrate the opening of this well-loved hymn? You will be able to see 28 works of the flower arranger’s art in or Biennial Flower Festival. Come along and soak in the vibrant colours; breathe in the heady scents; gaze at the artistic forms of the wonderful displays.
The Festival gives us all an opportunity to enjoy some quiet time out, revelling in the joys that flowers can give us, in the beautiful setting of our church; and the money raised helps to take forward the work of the Church in Fakenham. We expect these five days to bring great pleasure to hundreds of people – local inhabitants and visitors – who will take home with them enduring memories of our church dressed in its brightest and most glowing colours.”
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