Bishop of Norwich to visit re-opened Wighton Church
The Bishop of Norwich, The Rt Revd Graham James, will take a Benefice Service at All Saints Church, Wighton on Sunday 13 May, to celebrate the church’s re-opening following major renovation.
The Bishop’s visit is in celebration of the re-opening of this Grade I-listed North Norfolk church after a six-month closure for major repairs - The final chapter of an ambitious four-year 600th Anniversary Restoration Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
During the service, Bishop Graham, right, will re-dedicate this exceptional building and bless the newly-installed altar frontal. Before the service, Bishop Graham will give his blessing to a procession of 40 vintage tractors which will parade through the village, passing the church and war memorial at around 10am.
Revd Brenda Stewart, Rector of All Saints, said: “It is such a delight to resume worship in our newly renovated church, and we are thrilled to welcome Bishop Graham as he joins us to celebrate the completion of the project.”
Brendan Hopkins, for Wighton Parochial Church Council, said: “Not only is it a very special day in the history of our church, it is also a chance to show Bishop Graham what our dedicated PCC has achieved through a long and concerted team effort”.
All are very welcome to attend the service which will take place at 10.30am. Refreshments will be served in the church after the service. The church is in the heart of the village at NR23 1PL.
The photo of Wighton church, is courtesy of Simon Knott at http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk
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