Free guide to Norfolk churches will open doors
A new booklet helping people to explore Norfolk’s
historic churches has been officially launched in Reepham
The Diocese of Norwich
has produced the free Open Churches Guidebook
to celebrate and promote the 174 churches across the county which open to visitors all year round.
It forms part of the Churches Discovery Project, which was started last year to encourage churches to attract more visitors, make the best use of their buildings and reclaim their place at the heart of communities.
The guidebook was launched at St Michael’s Church, in Reepham, on March 10 by a team of “church ambassadors” working on the project.
Jennie Hawks (pictured above), historic places of worship support officer, said: “Norfolk is full of the most beautiful, mainly medieval churches, every one with a treasure to discover and a fascinating story to tell. Wherever you are in Norfolk there is a church tower, from tiny Saxon parish churches to the great cathedrals of Norwich and the Shrines of Walsingham. Whether you travel by train, car, bike, boat or on foot, you will find a historic church. The concept of an Open Churches booklet is a new one and as far as I know, we are the only diocese doing it.”