Dean of Norwich, the Very Rev Jane Hedges, appointed as Royal Norfolk Show president

The president of this year’s Royal Norfolk Show hopes to unite farming and church communities to improve understanding of the food industry, and to focus on people’s physical, mental and spiritual health.

The Dean of Norwich, the Very Rev Jane Hedges, has been appointed by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) to be its figurehead for the year.

The former Canon of Westminster Abbey moved to Norfolk in 2014 to become the first woman Dean of Norwich, overseeing the life of the cathedral.

She said it was “an enormous privilege and an honour” to be asked to preside over the county’s summer spectacular at the Norfolk Showground, and she will use the opportunity to recreate the traditional links between the farming seasons and church services, such as Plough Sunday in January, Lammas in July and the Harvest Festival in October.

For more info click here to read the EDP interview with the Show’s new President.

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