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Take to the road and raise funds for Norfolk’s churches

A vital opportunity to raise funds to help maintain the county’s rich heritage of churches was highlighted on BBC Radio Norfolk at the weekend. As the final guest on Sunday’s Breakfast programme, Peter Sheppard, chairman of the Norfolk Churches Trust, spoke of the need to raise funds to safeguard places of worship. As a result […]

New book on Burnham Norton Friary

A new book Burnham Norton Friary: Perspectives on the Carmelites in Norfolk, published in December 2019, draws together recent research on the Friary, covering aspects of archaeology, landscape, history, geography, architectural history and medieval history. The idea for the book developed from the successful workshops brought together during Norfolk Archaeological Trust’s Lottery-funded ‘Imagined Land’ project in […]

Our cancelled Art Competition – some pictures received!

Sadly our Schools Art Competition which was to be shown at the Stately Car Boot Sale has been postponed this year due to Covid-19. But some children have still managed to produce some lovely pictures, and we thought we would share them with you until next year when we will be holding another competition. So […]

Lottery boost for bold community project and church restoration scheme

A major restoration of a medieval church tower in north Norfolk has been given a welcome boost by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. St Nicholas Church, Wells, has been awarded £39,200 in development funding for an ambitious community programme and to safeguard the 13th century medieval tower, which stands proud over the town. St Nicholas, […]

Key fund-raising events fall victim to on-going Covid-19 crisis

Key fund-raising events for the Norfolk Churches Trust have inevitably fallen victim to the on-going Covid-19 crisis. The Stately Car Boot Sale will be postponed to May 2021, said trustee and organiser Patrick Lines. There has been enthusiastic support for the event in late May at Sennowe Park, Guist, near Fakenham. It is hoped that […]

Lead thieves strike four west Norfolk churches in the last fortnight.

Four churches in west Norfolk have been targeted by lead thieves in the past two weeks. St Edmunds, Downham Market, lost an estimated £30,000 of lead from the south aisle. Thieves struck in the early hours of Wednesday, February 12. But three further churches have either lost lead or attempts have been made in the […]

Bike Ride total will help almost 300 churches almost £94k raised

Bike Riders have helped to raise almost £94,000 for churches in Norfolk. The final amount raised by supporters of the Norfolk Churches Trust’s annual fund-raising event topped 2018 by £2,190 to a total of £93,685.27. A delighted organiser Charlie Inglis said that even more fund-raisers took part in last September’s event. The number rose from […]