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30,000 attend Fakenham church events

PUBLISHED: 17:24 05 January 2009 | UPDATED: 10:34 07 July 2010

More than 30,000 people went to events and services at Fakenham Parish Church last month.

The church saw record attendances, and the highlight was the Eighth Christmas Tree Festival which raised £38,000 before expenses and distributed £22,000 to the 73 charities taking part.

More than 30,000 people went to events and services at Fakenham Parish Church last month.

The church saw record attendances, and the highlight was the Eighth Christmas Tree Festival which raised £38,000 before expenses and distributed £22,000 to the 73 charities taking part.

The two Christmas Eve Christmas Christingle Services, which saw 350 Christingles distributed, raised money for the Children's Society.

Work will start on the restoration of the church's south aisle floor at the beginning of January but the church will remain open to visitors and for services and events.

There will also be a Grand Book and Jigsaw Fayre on Saturday, January 24 at the church from 10am to 1pm.

People wanting to donate books and jigsaws can be leave them in the church or parish office, or they can call 01328 862268 to arrange for them to be collected.

Every Tuesday the church will be open for a soup and roll lunch during the winter months as well as offering refreshments on market day.

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