Lead thieves strike Breckland church twice in 24 hours

Thieves have taken lead from the aisle roof of an 11th century church in west Norfolk. St Mary’s Church, Beachamwell, near Swaffham, was the target of thieves twice in 24 hours, according to Norfolk police reports. The theft of large areas of lead was discovered on Wednesday, May 29 – and it is likely that they […]

Lady Dannatt to be new Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk

Congratulations to our president’s wife Lady Dannatt who has been appointed Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk by The Queen on the retirement of Sir Richard Jewson in early August. Her husband, General the Lord Dannatt is the president of the Norfolk Churches Trust. Philippa Dannatt will be the first woman in Norfolk to become the Queen’s official representative in […]

Wedding floral display draws visitors to Mid-Norfolk church

Visitors from as far afield as Lincolnshire travelled to the heart of Norfolk to see wedding flowers by an international designer. Lewis Miller came over from the United States with colleagues from Sixth Avenue, New York to transform St Mary the Virgin’s Church at Beeston next Mileham. He arranged the flowers for the wedding of […]

New heritage conservation group launched in Norfolk

A new heritage conservation group has been formally launched in Norfolk.  And two leading Norwich architects, who have led a number of major church restoration projects, are helping to lead the group. The SPAB Norfolk group is open to all those interested in practical conservation techniques and caring for historic buildings. At the first annual meeting, […]

Top Conservation award for Bike Ride Organiser

Congratulations to Charlie Inglis – the event co-ordinator of the Trust’s annual Bike Ride. His committee are already planning the next Bike Ride on Saturday, September 14. But he has just landed Norfolk’s top conservation award, the Ian MacNicol Memorial Trophy, for creating a profitable wildlife haven on the family farm near Holt. Awarded by Norfolk Farming […]

Warm welcome for latest House by the Church event

Supporters of the latest Norfolk Churches Trust’s fund-raiser flocked to the “House by the Church” event. A total of 21 houses and three gardens were opened specifically to the trust’s members and their guests in north Norfolk. The feedback from both hosts and members has been tremendous, said Canon Mair McFadyen, who chairs the organising […]

Iconic art at landmark Norfolk Church

A celebration of living art at Norfolk’s landmark “church on the hill” will be taking place from late June. St Peter’s, Corpusty, stands on the skyline on the Norwich to Holt Road. Artist Judith James, who lives in the village, is exhibiting about 20 of her icons between Friday, June 28 and Friday, July 5. She intends to paint […]

Lottery Awards for two Norfolk churches

Two National Lottery Heritage Fund awards worth a total of almost £175,000 will help bells at a south Norfolk church sound again and enable a Breckland church replace its lead roof. A round tower church at Aslacton in South Norfolk has a set of five bells dating from the early 1600s, which had to be […]

New Bishop of Norwich announced

It has been announced that The Rt Revd Graham Usher will become the 72nd Bishop of Norwich.  Currently Bishop of Dudley, Bishop Graham will move to Norwich in the Summer.  Read more about him here.