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Repair work at Burnham Deepdale starts after Covid-19 delays

Hard hats arrived in earnest to start repairs to the south nave roof at Burnham Deepdale. Scaffolding went up in March, then was taken down and now has gone up again at St Mary’s Church. The £48,000 project, which includes installation of new rainwater goods, was halted by the March 23 Covid-19 lockdown. The Norfolk […]

Thatcher on target to finish re-thatching at Acle this month

A pre-decimal chocolate bar wrapper was found during the latest re-thatching of a Broadland church. Work started last month to re-thatch the north slope roof of St Edmund’s Church, Acle, which will cost about £40,000. The Norfolk Churches Trust gave a £3,000 grant in March towards the thatching target. The Round Tower Churches Society also […]

Trust awards £500,000 to fund church repairs in the past five years

Almost £500,000 in repair and conservation grants have been awarded to churches across Norfolk.  In the chairman’s report to the 44th annual meeting of the Norfolk Churches Trust, Peter Sheppard said that a further increase in membership had boosted funds. While £171,825 of grants had been made in the last year to 41 churches, the […]

Boost in membership helps fund vital work of Norfolk Churches Trust

An increase in membership will be reported at September’s annual meeting of the Norfolk Churches Trust. Membership has risen by 4pc to 1,541 in the year to March, reports the chairman Peter Sheppard. Since March 2019, a further 58 members have joined – up from 1,483. Income from membership last year of £41,185 was £4,030, […]

Chancel windows vandalised at St Peter’s Dunton

Victorian stained glass windows at St Peter’s Dunton were vandalised on Friday.  St Peter’s is one of the churches leased by Norfolk Churches Trust from the Diocese.  You can see more photos and comments on the local Facebook group page The vandalism was covered by the EDP on 21st August    

Counting down to Bike Ride 2020 – the signs are going up.

Counting down to the Big Bike Ride on Saturday, September 12 . . . and dozens of signs have been going up across north and south Norfolk. Bike Ride organiser Charles Inglis, helped by his son Lorne, have been hard at work putting up road and field signs for the Norfolk Churches Trust’s big fund-raising […]

Raise funds for Norfolk’s churches by taking to the open road for September’s Bike Ride, says Bishop Graham.

As churches face major fund-raising challenges, the Norfolk Churches Trust’s Bike Ride on Saturday, September 12 could make a big difference. In the past 36 years, the annual Bike Ride has raised more than £2.8m – and last year, hundreds of cyclists, walkers and drivers helped to raise £95,037 in sponsorship and donations. Proceeds are […]

A landmark church tower in central Norfolk has been given “rescue” funding by Historic England

St Mary’s church, North Tuddenham, between Norwich and Dereham, has just been awarded an exceptional grant of £280,000 to prevent collapse of its medieval tower. Norfolk Churches Trust, which kickstarted the repair fund with one of its largest single grants of £15,000 in March 2019, welcomed Historic England’s support. “St Mary’s tower has been one […]