Fakenham Rector set to retire in 2014
The Revd Adrian Bell, Rector of Fakenham, has announced that he will be retiring in June 2014.
During his 11 years in Fakenham, Adrian has seen the parish church transformed into a hive of activities for all ages, particularly following the major restoration work in 2002/3. The church has become a hub in the town with around 50,000 visitors a year. Adrian has supported every group in the town seeking development, and was a founding member of First Focus, a weekly information centre in Fakenham. The much publicised annual Christmas Tree Festivals have raised over a quarter of a million pounds for charity over the last ten years.
As a key member of Fakenham Rotary Club, Adrian Bell is a great supporter of their work in trying to eradicate polio in the world and he helps with fund raising. In 2012 he was awarded a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of his exceptional community service and charity fund-raising achievements.
Adrian and his wife Marian Bell will be moving to Swaffham next summer.
Trinity College Cambridge, the Patrons of the Church, will be helping with the selection of a new Rector in due course.
The picture shows Adrian (left) receiving the Paul Harris award last year from Mike Coates, President of Fakenham Rotary Club.
For more information about Fakenham Church see www.fakenhamparishchurch.org.uk/