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Church graffiti, new rector and crash tragedy 

NorfolkGraffiti450Latest news about the Norfolk Christian community includes a project studying graffiti in Norfolk churches, a new rural rector appointed and tributes to a church-going family killed in a Norfolk car crash.

Graffiti on the walls of hundreds of Norfolk churches is giving a fresh insight into the life and faith of medieval England.
Historian and archaeologist Matt Champion is behind the Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Society which has already identified and recorded graffiti in over 200 medieval churches in Norfolk, cataloguing their finds and considering their implications for the way we approach our knowledge of medieval faith.
Matt is now hoping to expand the pilot project and begin surveying the final 450 of Norfolk's medieval churches, as well as rolling out similar projects across the UK. He says he has been overwhelmed by the sheer number of inscriptions his teams have found so far.

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A young father-of-three has been installed as the new rector of six south Norfolk churches.
The Rev Christopher Hutton was inducted at St Mary’s Church in Ditchingham on April 2 as rector of the Earsham Benefice of Alburgh, Denton, Earsham, Ditchingham, Hedenham and Broome.
“I would really like all six churches to continue to be alight in the different communities, for all ages,” he said.
Christopher’s other full time job is being a father to Rosie, six, Flossie, three and Teddy, one, who are all settling into life at the rectory in Earsham, alongside wife Caroline.
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Tributes have been paid to a church-going Rochdale family who died in a car crash while on holiday in Norfolk.
Retired council planner Jeffrey Hain, 66, his wife Marion, 69, and their only son Christopher, 36, were killed when their family's Kia Ceed smashed into a lorry as it went round a bend.
The tragedy occurred on March 26 while the Hains were five days into one of their regular UK holidays.
All three were said to be devoted members of the congregation at St Thomas church in the Pennine hillside village of Newhey.
Read more of this story on Mancunian Matters

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