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.
Clive Aslet’s appropriately titled article in the current issue of Country Life focuses on Sir John Betjeman’s love of Norfolk and in particular its churches. He also mentions the Norfolk Churches Trust. Find out more here http://www.countrylife.co.uk/publication/country-life/country-life-august-17-2016
On Saturday 4th June, the Norfolk Churches Trust invited Dr. James Noyes of University College London to give a talk at Langham Church on the subject of “Iconoclasm and the Destruction of Heritage Today”. Dr. Noyes grew up in Norfolk and went to the Norwich School. He was educated at the University of Cambridge and […]
The Bishop’s Garden was looking at its best; the tent was up, the canapes and wine delivered and the rain came down as people arrived in the Cathedral for a special Evensong. After a welcome from the Dean, the Very Rev. Jane Hedges, the Service was conducted by the Precentor, the Rev. Canon Jeremy Haselock. […]