New flag for Acle church
A new Union flag has been presented to Acle church to replace the existing worn out one.
The brand new flag was presented by Brian Iles and Rodney Edrich on behalf of Acle Conservative Community Trust. The vicar of St Edmund’s Church, Rev Martin Greenland, received the flag, which will replace its tattered predecessor.
The date of the handover, February 6 coincided with the sixty-fourth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, and an appropriate Accession Service led by Rev. Greenland, who blessed the new flag, was held, followed by a rousing singing of the National Anthem by the 30-strong congregation.
St Edmunds, part of Acle & Bure to Yare Benefice, is located on The Street in the ancient market village of Acle. The part-thatched, round-towered church features a dramatic font, a delicate screen and a disturbing inscription, all from the 15th century. It is a welcoming, holy, uncluttered space a beautiful sense of light.
The church is open every day (at least 9.30am - 5.00pm) and holiday-makers are very welcome - the village is a mile from the River Bure at Acle Bridge; a safe footpath runs parallel to the road).
Pictured above with the flag, left to right, are: Brian Iles, Rev Martin Greenland, Rodney Edrich.