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Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 12th September

The Norfolk Churches Trust Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th September at St Margaret’s Church Fleggburgh at 5.30pm.  You can download the Notice of the Annual General Meeting.

After the business of the AGM there will be a talk  entitled “The Art of Memory: creating hand-carved memorials”  by Louise Tiplady, a letter cutter and designer from Sporle, whose apprenticeship was funded by the Lettering Arts Trust, and Harriet Frazer, the founder of Memorials by Artists.

The evening will end with a service of Evensong.

St Margaret’s is on the A1064 Acle-Caister Road at Burgh St Margaret, postcode NR29 3AG.

All Saints Snetterton

The Development Stage of the HLF funded repair project for All Saints Snetterton has been completed and the application for funding for the Delivery Stage was submitted in December 2017.  During the Development Stage further investigations were made on the condition of the church as well as reports on its historical development, archaeology and a bat survey.  The resulting reports enabled the architect and structural surveyor to develop a plan for the repairs, as well as for us to learn more about the history of the church and its surroundings. We have a thriving population of bats living in All Saints who will determine the schedule for the repairs. We are going to arrange a Bat Discovery event when we can learn more about their life cycle – look out for publicity later in the year.  As long as we are successful with the current application, we plan to start the repairs on the Tower in late spring as the bats do not appear to occupy this area of the church – the nave and chancel repairs will have to wait until Autumn/winter 2018.   A Hard Hat day is planned when we hope lots of people will come to find out more about the processes involved in repairing a medieval church – look out for publicity.   As part of the project we will be producing a church guidebook and a booklet on the local history of the church.  If anyone would like to be involved with the project, please email: secretary@norfolkchurchestrust.org.uk

 

All Saints Cockthorpe

We are delighted to announce that repairs to the nave, chancel and porch roofs, made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (GPOW) have been completed in May 2017.  A new guide book is also available in the church, or through the Trust’s office.  You can download a copy here.

 Church Watch

A flyer is available for churches to display to draw attention to the recent spate of theft of lead from our churches. Please download it here and display it prominently

 

 

Churches struggle to pay for repairs

In this video, featured on the Financial Times website, James Murray-Brown explores the difficulties we have in Norfolk to pay for the upkeep of our medieval churches  http://video.ft.com/5196975877001/Churches-struggle-to-pay-for-repairs/latest

The film was made on the day of Nicholas Soames’ talk on Sir Winston Churchill which was held at St Mary and All Saints, Walsingham in September.