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Work to protect and improve Norfolk churches

CorpustyStPeter450Latest news about the Norfolk Christian community includes replacing a rare church window, a landmark church added to the at risk register and a warm new welcome to a Norwich church.


 
The “landmark” 14th century North Norfolk church of St Peter’s in Corpusty (above), has been deemed in danger of decay after being added to English Heritage’s at risk register.
 
The hill-top church has already had extensive repairs to its tower, roof, windows and guttering but its interior remains in poor condition, and it is the need for its ongoing renovation - coupled with its historical importance - that has landed it a place on the register.
 
Malcolm Fisher, secretary of the Norfolk Churches Trust, estimated that another £200,000 would need to be spent on the church to fully re-roof it, re-plaster 50pc of the inside walls - which have been ruined by damp - put in a floor and decorate it.
 
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A rare and irreplaceable window is back where it belongs at a South Norfolk church after it was removed for emergency repair work last year.
 
The east window of the south aisle at St Mary the Virgin in Banham was removed in May 2012 after a survey revealed that it was in danger of collapsing. But determined to preserve a valuable part of the church’s heritage, people in the village staged a mammoth fundraising effort and after collecting £14,500, the repaired window has now been installed.
 
Rector of Banham, David Hill, said the church was a community building and alongside being used for worship, it housed a youth cafe and a cinema.
 
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People visiting St Peter’s Church, in Cringleford near Norwich are now welcomed inside the building via some beautiful new glass doors thanks to a generous donation by a member of the congregation.
 
Elizabeth Armstrong is the donor of the new doors in memory of her parents, Molly and Noel Armstrong, whose names appear discretely on the inner door. She said: “We must continue to progress with adapting our beautiful grade II listed church so that it is welcoming to people of faith and people of no faith and can be used for many activities not just worship and prayer, vital though these are.”
 
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Pictured above is St Peter's Church, Corpusty, by Simon Knott: www.norfolkchurches.co.uk



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