The Archdeacon's Charge Family Day & Fun Run

An annual sponsored fun run, walk and family picnic open to everyone.


Everyone is welcome!

You can pay upon arrival (£5 per adult, Under 18s free)

You can arrive at any time: gates are open 10am - 3pm

Postcode for SatNavs: PE35 6EN


The Archdeacon's Charge is a fun way to raise money for your local church, school or youth group as well as supporting various charities.

By kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen, the Sandringham Estate will host the Archdeacon’s Charge on Saturday 18 May 2019.

The Archdeacon’s Charge is an annual family fun day with a sponsored fun run and walk organised by the Diocese and open to everyone.

It’s a fun way for parishes to raise much needed funds as well as supporting either The East Anglian Air Ambulance, the Diocese of Norwich PlayVan or the Lent Appeal 2019.

This year’s event includes our popular craft marquee with stalls by local crafters and parishes, live music, activities for children and refreshments including bacon butties, cakes and ice cream.

If you're wearing one of our Archdeacon's Charge wristbands on Saturday, you also get a discount to go into Sandringham House and Gardens.

This year we are also offering the opportunity to raise additional funds by having a table in our craft marquee or an outside space for your own stall. Book a spot online and 100% of the money you raise from your stall or table will go directly to your church, school or youth group.

The 2019 fun run course will be 5km long, and participants can choose to run 5, 10 or 15km. For those who prefer to walk, there will also be a separate 5km walking route.

Please note that this is a dog friendly event, however dogs are not permitted on the running route but are most welcome on the walking route if kept on a lead.

If you're using a Sat Nav to find the event please use PE35 6EN as the postcode and then follow signs for the Archdeacon's Charge.

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Raising money for your church, school or youth group

The Archdeacon's Charge is a great way to raise money for your local church, school or youth group.  You can find the sponsorship form above.

Sponsorship money raised by participants goes to the Diocese of Norwich (Charity No. 249318) who allocate 50% toward the Parish Share request of the local church (or to the school or youth group of the participant’s choice) and 50% to the participant’s choice of charity/ appeal from the pre-selected list. Entry charges go to the Diocese to cover the event costs.

All parishes and benefices are invited and encouraged to raise money for their churches by having a craft stall or games gazebo on the day.  Please email for more information.


Watch highlights from the 2018 Archdeacon's Charge

Venues over the past years

We are very grateful to the generous hosts who have enabled the Charge to take place:

  • Barningham Hall (2010)
  • Sennowe Park (2011)
  • Sandringham House  (2012)
  • Raynham Hall  (2013)
  • Stody Estate (2014)
  • Houghton Hall (2015)
  • Sandringham House  (2016)
  • Wolterton Hall (2017)
  • Holkham Hall (2018)


Any questions?

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Angela George on 01603 881724 or