King’s Lynn Minster hosts judges’ procession

Justice Service at King's Lynn Minster, the procession makes it's way from King's Lynn Town Hall to the Minster. ANL-160703-082447009
Justice Service at King's Lynn Minster, the procession makes it's way from King's Lynn Town Hall to the Minster. ANL-160703-082447009

Hundreds of people turned out on Sunday at Lynn Minster for the Justice Service, organised by the High Sheriff of Norfolk, Nicholas Pratt.

The annual event celebrates the work of all the people involved in upholding and enforcing the law, from judges, magistrates, the police and those serving the community, such as the Probation Service.

Justice Service at King's Lynn Minster, the procession makes it's way from King's Lynn Town Hall to the Minster. ANL-160703-082436009

Justice Service at King's Lynn Minster, the procession makes it's way from King's Lynn Town Hall to the Minster. ANL-160703-082436009

There was also a sizeable contingent of service personnel from RAF Marham and the US Air Force.

A procession from Lynn Town Hall across the Saturday Market Place to the Minster was led by macebearers, the borough mayor, Colin Manning, and the chief constable of Norfolk Simon Bailey.

The Bishop of Lynn, Rt Rev Jonathan Meyrick, was in attendance and the main sermon was delivered by the Bishop of Ely, the Rt Rev Stephen Conway.

He spoke on the subject of one of the readings, the biblical story of the prodigal son, from St Luke.

He also commented that while the ITV drama Grantchester, filmed around Cambridge, was “tosh”, it was certainly helping with bringing visitors to churches in the Ely parish.