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Celebrating the church in action at the Royal Norfolk Show

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There were all sorts of activities taking place in the marquee over the two days including hand massages, sandcastle building, face painting, origami dove making, school choirs singing, cage football and more.

On Thursday there was also a visit from Norwich Cathedral’s Ploddy the dinosaur ahead of Dippy’s visit to Norwich Cathedral next year.

Speaking about the two days, Gordon Darley, Director of Marketing & Communications said:

“It’s been a fantastic couple of days and a privilege to welcome thousands of people into our marquee. It’s always such an encouragement to see so many people engaging with the church. For many this is the first time they’ve encountered the church, and our vibrant and active presence at the Show reflects and celebrates the vibrant and active churches and schools across our Diocese.

“It’s also been a great opportunity for visitors to discover more about churches work with modern slavery and those in need; to hear stories of hope and love; and a celebration of our beautiful church buildings built to the glory of God.

“Our team of volunteers have been outstanding: from those planning activities and zones prior to the event, those setting up, and everyone on the Show days themselves who have tirelessly welcomed and served our guests. A huge thank you to all of them!”

Below are just some of the photos from the marquee this year: