The Prince of Wales
has backed an appeal to raise £350,000 for a major redevelopment of Fakenham Parish Church
including improvements to the worship area. There are also plans to build a book shop and storage area, to install a new lighting and sound system and to restore the peal of eight bells.
Rector of Fakenham, the Rev Adrian Bell, said: “We wrote to the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation and, at the weekend, we received a letter explaining that they would be very pleased to support our appeal and they have kindly made a donation.”
This year’s harvest celebrations at Norwich Cathedral attracted a different kind of flock joining the congregation on October 16 for the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association Harvest Service. Ninety-nine brightly coloured life-sized sheep were at the Cathedral created by year seven pupils from Sprowston Community High School as part of a cross-curricular day combining art and personal development. The school project was led by the cathedral’s artist in residence, Canon Jim Whitlock.
Canon Whitlock said: “The children spent the day looking at leadership and how to follow as well as how to lead. The sheep look alike from one side, but on the other side they have painted Picasso-inspired portraits of themselves.”
Head of art at Sprowston Community High School, Rohan Mason, said: “We had all 260 students in year seven get involved with personal development based on the theme of leaders and followers. The idea was that they would represent different types of people within our society.”
Prince Charles photo by Kate Arkless Gray.