Festival of Angels attracts hundreds of visitors to St Nicholas' Chapel

18 Jun 2012

Adrian and Kate Parker with the Friends of St Nicholas led a team of volunteers to organise this wonderful event which included 81 angels designed by businesses from the King's Lynn community. 

Visitors included families looking for a different and fun day out and attracted people to the chapel who had never visited before. This is all part of the 'Calling All Angels' fundraising drive to raise a minimum of £210,000 in order to secure a grant of £1.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to complete urgent repair work needed on the chapel. The aim is to save this building for the community and future generations to enjoy. 

The event attracted people who had never been to the building before and families who were looking for a fun and different day out. 

There were angels made of many different types of materials including one made of vegetables!

As well as getting a closer look at the magnificent angels, there were also plenty of angel-related activities and stalls throughout both days of the event, which was organised by the Friends of St Nicholas.

Speaking to the Eastern Daily Press Friends’ secretary Adrian Parker said:

“We had around 2,000 people in over the two days and we are really pleased that there has been such a great response from the public. People have been amazed to come in here and see such a variety on display...

...There are a couple of fallen angels about but the vast majority of them were good angels! The one which had quite a lot of attention was the one made by Springwood High School pupils which looked like the angel was screaming.”

The event was a great success and is a testiment to the dedicated hard work of the Friends' of St Nicholas so many congratulations to them!

Image gallery: the magnificent angels of King's Lynn

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Watch a video about the event and read the article in the Eastern Daily Press

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