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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 […]

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 […]