Three surprise findings have been uncovered during a £270,000 restoration of Waterden church in North Norfolk in the middle of fields near the site of the lost medieval village it served.
Two much-loved Norfolk churches are to share in funding payouts from the National Churches Trust.
The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme, which is in its fourth year, has been expanded and is now worth £1.6 million, after the Home Secretary doubled the amount available from last year in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attacks.
If you need funding for a church maintenance or repair project, want to install a toilet or kitchen to improve community facilities, or are seeking early stage funding (such as for a feasibility report) for your place of worship, then the National Churches Trust grant schemes could help you.
The National Churches Trust (NCT) have launched a new online service called MaintenanceBooker.
If your church has opened a new extension, completed a re-ordering scheme or undergone a major repair or conservation project, enter it for 2019 Church Architecture Awards!
The congregation of St. Bartholomew's Church, Corton has been celebrating the award of a £28,300 grant from the government's Coastal Revival Fund (CRF).
During the early part of last summer, I drove over to Blakeney to hear a workshop led by Dr Nigel Walter who, by profession, is not only an architect but also a theologian, writes Fabric Officer Jamie Campbell
Three historic churches in Norfolk are among 77 across the UK to share in a £430,000 Christmas grants payout from the National Churches Trust.
South Creake PCC has received a confirmed National Lottery grant of £182,000 for vital restoration work to the ancient church of All Saints’ Waterden. This hidden and remote North Norfolk gem nestles in the fields near the site of a lost medieval village.
The Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded £3.8 million for a project led by Natural England to save bats and protect churches
Cawston Parish Church has received a confirmed grant of £221,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a major project which will weave together church and community.
One year ago today the Diocese of Norwich launched an innovative ‘Roof Alarm Scheme’ to help protect Norfolk’s magnificent churches from the threat of lead thefts.
Andrew Wigley, Churchwarden and Joint Project Co-ordinator shares the story of their successful application for a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and the difference it will make to their community.
For over 10 years, Open Churches Week has been an annual celebration where churches across the Diocese hold a variety of events in their church, inviting the local community in and enabling visitors to come and explore the building.
Open Welcome is a new resource from Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre. It is designed to help rural churches consider how they might use their building to offer welcome and hospitality to those in their community, both residents and visitors.
2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the Incorporated Church Building Society (ICBS), set up in 1818, which helped to build and enlarge many hundreds of Anglican churches.
Many churches in Norfolk are home to significant bat populations, and several churches have held bat nights to raise awareness of the role church buildings play.
Cold weather can cause freezing to occur in church water pipes, especially if the system has been unused for a number of days. Frozen water inside pipes can cause them to split, producing leaks once thawing occurrs.
The Revd Canon Andrew Beane shares how the Aylsham & District Team Ministry are using local history as a mission opportunity:
St Cuthbert’s church in Thetford has received a funding boost in time for Christmas in the shape of a £20,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant.
Holy Cross church has received a funding boost in time for Christmas in the shape of a £15,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant to help install a kitchen and engage their local community.
The HLF Bats in Churches Project has released a survey to help shape the project
St Andrew’s Church in Blickling has opened what is thought to be the world's first escape game in a working church.
Churches across Norfolk have been suffering from a sustained spate of lead thefts with, on average, three to five churches targeted every month. Katherine Limbach outlines the new initiative to alarm church buildings, launched this summer.
Four out of five people in Britain visit a church in the course of a year – but what impact does it have?
The Heritage Lottery Fund will announce this week that its Grants for Places of Worship scheme is to cease in 2018.
Spire Support Services Ltd is a company wholly owned by the Diocese of Norwich - Developing and adapting your church for today's needs.
Working for Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s People and Wildlife Team, Gemma Walker invites us to record the wildlife found in our churchyard spaces.
During the course of many conversations I have had with parishes one question is raised fairly frequently: “What can WE do to make our church and churchyard more environmentally friendly?” Now that’s an interesting question!
There are a number of useful websites and resources providing handy tips and guides on how to keep your church building safe
With the cold spell now well underway and the first of the seasonal storms already taking hold Ecclesiastical Insurance is advising churches to get ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’ for winter.
There have been a number of incidents in the south of our region over the last few weeks, where churches have been again targeted by lead thieves.
The government have issued advice and guidance on personal security and security for places of worship.
As a church, hopefully it goes without saying, that we are all inclusive, but sometimes we overlook the little things that we can do to help somebody with a disability.
Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has this week a launched national competition to find the church with the brightest idea to help its local community.