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 […]

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 […]