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Thetford celebrates St Patrick’s Day with a quiz night

Parishioners from St Mary’s Thetford gathered to mark St Patrick’s Day with the first quiz night held in the parish for a good number of years.

The occasion, on Saturday March 18, was a chance to come together at a social event and also raised nearly £500 for the parish.

Fr Pat Cleary, Parish Priest of Thetford, opened the event with words of thanks to the organisers and remarked: “This is a great occasion for the parish to come together, to celebrate together and to have a great deal of fun together.”

The night included six rounds of questions consisting of 10 questions in each round. Halfway through there was a break in proceedings so participants could enjoy a buffet. To add to the jovial atmosphere, the hall was decorated in Irish colours.

One parishioner remarked: “This is a thoroughly enjoyable evening. It’s great to see this happening again after so long. I hope that this continues and it would be good if something could be arranged in the summer and at the end of year.”

Not only was there a buffet, there was also a raffle with a vast array of prizes at the end of the quiz.

Deacon Justin Cross said: “This was my first quiz night at St Mary’s and I was amazed at the support that parishioners have shown for the event. I hope there’s more in the future.”

Pictured above are Thetford parishioners at the quiz. Image: Paul Gilbert