Thursford to host major worship event

thursford wurlitzer 314 AROne of Norfolk’s biggest Songs of Praise celebrations will once again take place at the famous Thursford Collection near Fakenham on Sunday March 13, and everyone is welcome to this free event. Tony Rothe reports. 

The main speaker this year will be Rev. Julian Pursehouse, Chair of the East Anglian Methodist District.
Other returning favourites will be the Fakenham Town Band, one of  the foremost brass bands in East Anglia, and Danny Wakefield, playing the magnificent Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Also performing will be the choir which is formed especially for the occasion by local Methodists.  
The event, which has been organized by the Central Norfolk Methodist Circuit, in conjunction with the Thursford museum, is one of the most popular events in the Norfolk church calendar, and usually attracts over a thousand people. Admission is free, although a collection for charity is taken, with this year’s cause being the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
The Thursford Songs of Praise started many years ago at the invitation of the Collection’s founder George Cushing and his wife, who suggested that a service using the Wurlitzer cinema organ would prove a big attraction. In recent years the Rev Rosemary Wakelin, Methodist minister in Holt at that time, became involved and built up the programme by including the band and other features, such as former  BBC Radio Norfolk presenter Tony Mallion
Tickets for the service on Sunday March 13, at  3pm, can be obtained by writing to :
Stephen Lynn, 34 Manor Drive, Litcham, kings Lynn, PE 32 2NX.

Applicants should enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope, A5 size for up to 15 tickets, A4 for larger quantities)
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