St Nicholas Chapel will be filled with angels of all shapes and sizes during the weekend of 16/17 June.
Ken Vincent, of the Festival of Angels Committee, said “It’s the first of its kind in Norfolk, as far as we know. It would best be described as a cross between a Scarecrow Festival and a Flower Show.”
The Chapel will also house suitable stalls with gifts and will be serving teas, coffee and cakes throughout the weekend.
Local organisations and businesses are being invited to take part in the event by making their own themed angels: For example, for a publican a ‘Host of Angels’ might be the theme, or Beaver scouts might use a theme of ‘Eager Beaver Angels’.
“The options available are either to provide your own angel and advertising materials or to be an event sponsor, either by making a money donation (minimum £25) or by donating a product or service. We need these as prizes for the raffle. The winner of the ‘best angel’ competition will be featured in the Lynn News.”
“There is a dual purpose to this event. We want, firstly, to raise match funding to secure a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of over £1.5 million. This money will be used both to renovate the chapel and to improve its facilities for wider future use. Secondly, we want a fun weekend, attracting people from near and far to see our very special town. We want people to be involved in this project to enable us to revitalise St Nicholas for future generations.”
Interested organisations and businesses can contact Ken Vincent on 01553 767157.
A Festival of Angels takes place on 16th and 17th June from 11am to 6pm. Entrance is £3.50. Children free.