A wet and windy morning greeted guests for Lynn’s annual Justice Service on Sunday.
The service at the King’s Lynn Minster was hosted by the county’s High Sheriff, Major General Sir William Cubitt, and several district and circuit judges were in the congregation.
Other dignitaries attending included borough mayor David Whitby, deputy mayor Carol Bower, Norfolk County Council chairman David Collis, police and crime commissioner Lorne Green, chief constable Simon Bailey and the county’s coroner, Jacqueline Lake.
The service, which was prceded by a procession from the town hall, included a sermon by The Revd Canon Paul Wright, Sub-Dean of Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal.
A collection was also taken, the proceeds of which will be shared between the High Sheriff’s fund of the Norfolk Community Foundation and the minster’s development campaign.
It was revealed last October that work is needed to repair masonry within the building.
Officials are also keen to provide improved facilities for visitors, including disabled access, toilets, meeting space and catering facilities.
The cost of the works is currently estimated at around £800,000. An appeal is expected to be launched later this year once more detailed costs are known.