Bishop of Norwich to visit north Norfolk church following its ambitious restoration
- Credit: Wighton Church Restoration Proje
The Bishop of Norwich is visiting a north Norfolk church in celebration of its reopening.
The Rt Revd Graham James will take a Benefice Service at All Saints Church, Wighton, to mark the reopening of the Grade I listed church following a six-month closure for major renovation.
This is the final chapter of an ambitious four-year project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to mark the 600th Anniversary Restoration Project.
Bishop Graham will re-dedicate the building and bless the newly-installed altar frontal.
Revd Brenda Stewart, rector of All Saints, said: “It is such a delight to resume worship in our newly renovated church and we are thrilled to welcome Bishop Graham as he joins us to celebrate the completion of the project.”
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Brendan Hopkins, of Wighton Parochial Church Council (PCC), said: “Not only is it a very special day in the history of our church, it is also a chance to show Bishop Graham what our dedicated PCC has achieved through a long and concerted team effort.”
Before the service on Sunday May 13, Bishop Graham will give his blessing to a procession of 40 vintage tractors which will parade through the village, passing the church and war memorial at around 10am.
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All are welcome to attend the service which will take place at 10.30am. Refreshments will be served in the church after the service.