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Community celebrates completion of lottery repair project

PUBLISHED: 15:49 30 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:00 30 May 2018

The Bishop of Norwich at Bressingham Church. PHOTO: Krys Wakefield

The Bishop of Norwich at Bressingham Church. PHOTO: Krys Wakefield

Krys Wakefield

Hundreds of people gathered at a church to celebrate the completion of a £250,000 Heritage Lottery Fund building repair project.

Flowers adorning the font of Bressingham Church. PHOTO: Krys WakefieldFlowers adorning the font of Bressingham Church. PHOTO: Krys Wakefield

The newly watertight Bressingham Church was host to 270 visitors from May 18-20.

Matthew Champion, an archeologist and historian specialising in medieval graffiti, gave a talk on the church’s hidden history in the building on May 18.

A floral festival was also put on by nine groups who created country garden floral displays in the church.

A service of thanksgiving for the restoration of the church roof was led by the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev Graham James, who emphasised the importance of Norfolk’s churches as local landmarks, community hubs and as a spiritual resource.

Service of thanksgiving at Bressingham Church, May 2018. PHOTO: Krys WakefieldService of thanksgiving at Bressingham Church, May 2018. PHOTO: Krys Wakefield

The service was attended by many of the craftsmen and consultants involved in the project.

The Flower Festival at Bressingham Church in May 2018. PHOTO: Krys WakefieldThe Flower Festival at Bressingham Church in May 2018. PHOTO: Krys Wakefield


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