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Suffolk Show 2018: Bishop meets with visitors

PUBLISHED: 17:06 30 May 2018

Bishop Martin Seeley at the Suffolk Show Church of England marquee connecting with young people, pictured with Amber Rudland, left, and Annika Mathews, right, robed up in the fun photo booth area Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

Bishop Martin Seeley at the Suffolk Show Church of England marquee connecting with young people, pictured with Amber Rudland, left, and Annika Mathews, right, robed up in the fun photo booth area Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

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More than 2,000 visitors are expected at the Church of England’s marquee, with families joining the county’s Bishop playing a variety of fun activities including a retro arcade machine, buzz wire and dress up photo booth.

Bishop Martin Seeley at the Suffolk Show Church of England marquee connecting with young people, pictured with Amber Rudland, left, and Annika Mathews, right, robed up in the fun photo booth area Picture: KEITH MINDHAMBishop Martin Seeley at the Suffolk Show Church of England marquee connecting with young people, pictured with Amber Rudland, left, and Annika Mathews, right, robed up in the fun photo booth area Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

Families visiting the marquee are also helping to make a sculpture of an angel out of paper that will later tour Suffolk.

The Rt Rev Martin Seeley, Bishop of the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese, said: “The show is an ideal opportunity to display how our churches connect with Suffolk communities in so many different ways.

“We have such a wide variety of activities to appeal to people of all ages, coupled with contemporary worship, opportunities to receive prayer, and films highlighting the impact of our voluntary work within communities right across Suffolk.

“We are showing as much as possible the different activities happening in our churches, how we connect with people, and the difference we are making.

Bishop Martin Seeley  taking part in fun games at the Church of England marquee at the county Suffolk Show Picture: KEITH MINDHAMBishop Martin Seeley taking part in fun games at the Church of England marquee at the county Suffolk Show Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

The Rt Rev Dr Mike Harrison, Bishop of Dunwich, said: “One of the wonderful treasures of Suffolk are its churches and just a taste of the creativity, energy and diversity of church engagement and activity can be seen at the Church of England marquee.”

The Church is at Tradestand White 603 on the Flower Show Avenue.

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