Introducing Frances Jackson
Hello, my name is Frances and I started working as the Historic Church Buildings Support Officer for the Parish Support Team at the beginning of September.
My role is financially supported by Historic England. I have lived in Norwich for much of my life and had various jobs and hobbies that have involved church buildings over the years, from singing in church choirs to trying my hand at bellringing, learning about historic building conservation to working as a verger at St Peter Mancroft church. I have two lovely bouncy children and I enjoy cycling, gardening and the odd bit of building work – most recently finishing the final room in the house my partner and I built together. I’m really looking forward to meeting you and supporting those who care for our wonderful church buildings with the various joys and challenges that entails. I am already humbled by the amount of love and work that goes in to looking after the many churches in Norfolk and feel privileged to join my efforts to those in ensuring these living stones continue to stand in good health for years to come.
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