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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
A Norfolk church is a finalist in a national conservation award. The judges of the 2019 John Betjeman Award for excellence in conservation have just visited St Nicholas, West Lexham, which completed a £250,000 restoration project in January. The round tower church of St Nicholas was one of 23 entries for the annual award, which […]
All Saints, Snetterton, one of the Trust’s Leased Churches is currently closed for major structural repairs to the church and tower, funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant. In March 2019, while the scaffolding is still in place, over thirty people from the local community as well as Friends of the Trust have had the […]
A study by the National Churches Trust rated more than 2,000 British churches, picking out the best tourist drawcards factoring in their interiors, stained-glass windows, churchyards, atmosphere, wildlife, monuments and social history. You can read the article in the EDP of 7th November here Pictured is St Mary’s Burgh St Peter
You can read ‘Lyn Stilgoe’s interesting account of the 2018 Church Tours here. ‘Lyn is busy planning the tours of Norfolk’s wonderful heritage of churches in 2019! Pictured is St Mary’s, Carleton Forehoe, which you reach by walking across a field!
A flyer is available for churches to display to draw attention to the recent spate of theft of lead from our churches. Please download it here and display it prominently.
In this video, featured on the Financial Times website, James Murray-Brown explores the difficulties we have in Norfolk to pay for the upkeep of our medieval churches http://video.ft.com/5196975877001/Churches-struggle-to-pay-for-repairs/latest The film was made on the day of Nicholas Soames’ talk on Sir Winston Churchill which was held at St Mary and All Saints, Walsingham in September.