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Latest grants boosts Trust’s help for churches to top £100,000

Eight churches across the county will share £25,500 in the latest grants from the Norfolk Churches Trust. It brings the total grants awarded by the trust this year to more than £102,000, which will benefit 36 churches and places of worship. The record fund-raising from the annual September Bike Ride – now approaching £170,000 – […]

 Good routine maintenance saves major repairs!  A stitch in time, saves nine…

Today is the start of The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)’s National Maintenance Week,  culminating in National Gutters Day next Friday.  https://www.spab.org.uk/campaigning/national-maintenance-week The annual National Maintenance Week campaign acts as a timely reminder for people who look after churches of the importance of regular checks of the building.  In doing so, minor […]

Bike Ride tops £150,000 with record fund raising

Norfolk’s Big Bike Ride has soared past £150,000 – breaking a 37-year record for fund-raising. With more funds still arriving, the Norfolk Churches Trust has already smashed the all-time record set of £139,564 set in 2008. Organiser Charlie Inglis, of Hempstead, near Holt, has been amazed by the support for the trust, which aims to […]

Bike Ride smashes 37-year record raising £140,000

It’s smashed a 37-year record – as the Norfolk Bike Ride tops £140,000. And more funds are still coming in to boost the Norfolk Churches Trust’s latest fund-raising success story. Organiser Charlie Inglis said that a “staggering £140,000” has already been raised – the highest figure since it was first held in 1983. The previous […]

Peddars Way walk raises £8800 for Little Massingham church.

Last month Rosemary Jewers walked the Roman Road, Peddars Way from Colchester to Holme-next-the-Sea to raise money for roof repairs to St Andrew’s Little Massingham – a church the trust has supported over the years, particularly since repeated lead theft.   Rosemary left Colchester on Tuesday 22nd September at 10am, and arrived in North Norfolk […]

Funding boost for five churches in Norfolk and Suffolk

A funding boost for repairs and conservation to six churches in Norfolk and Suffolk has been announced. A total of £360,000 will help the Churches Conservation Trust carry out this vital work, which must be completed by March 31, 2021. It forms part of the Government’s £1.57 billion culture recovery fund, and the 18 CCT’s […]

Wonderful gift of £25,000 gets Bike Ride off to a flying start

An “out of the blue” donation of £25,000 has blown away Norfolk Bike Ride organiser Charlie Inglis. “This is the biggest single donation we’ve received by a country mile. It is fantastic news.  The Norfolk Churches Trust is incredibly grateful for this gift which will help to care for our precious church heritage,” he said. […]

Bike Ride supporters are worthy winners of Prince of Wales Certificates

Congratulations to two worthy winners of Prince of Wales Certificates for taking part in the 2019 Bike Ride. West Norfolk supporter William O’Brien was presented with his certificate by the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev Graham Usher, who is a vice patron of the Norfolk Churches Trust. Mr O’Brien was recognised for his efforts […]

Bike Ride already tops £100,000 for Norfolk Churches Trust . . . . with more donations in the pipeline

Norfolk’s Bike Ride has already raised £100,000 to help care for the county’s priceless heritage of churches and chapels. It has taken just a month to beat last year’s overall total of £94,000, said organiser and trustee Charlie Inglis. “We’ve already beaten the 2019 results, which itself beat the 2018 total,” he added. “This is […]