'An honour' - Salvation Army officer helps market town to remember

Adrian Allen, corps officer at Fakenham’s Salvation Army,  finished off the town council led remembrance service in the town.

Adrian Allen, corps officer at Fakenham’s Salvation Army, finished off the town council led remembrance service in the town. - Credit: Aaron McMillan

A Salvation Army officer has called helping during a remembrance service in his town "an honour".

Adrian Allen, corps officer at Fakenham’s Salvation Army, finished off the town council-led service in the town.

The war memorial in Fakenham.

The war memorial in Fakenham. - Credit: Aaron McMillan

Fakenham Parish Church is currently without a Rector following Francis Mason’s retirement earlier this year, meaning Captain Allen led  part of the service at the town’s war memorial on November 11.

Captain Allen spoke to a large gathering of people who came to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict.

“It was an honour and a privilege," said Cpt Allen.

"We are called to the church and the community, and to be involved in such an event is an honour for me.

“The silence was palpable - it was completely silent. You couldn’t hear an engine or anything."

Cpt Allen will be back in the town for the Remembrance Sunday service, which will take place from 2.45pm on November 14 in the Market Place. 

Adrian Allen, corps officer at Fakenham’s Salvation Army,  finished off the town council led remembrance service in the town.

Adrian Allen, corps officer at Fakenham’s Salvation Army, finished off the town council led remembrance service in the town. - Credit: Aaron McMillan


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