Read about the history of the Norwich Historic Churches Trust

Of Churches, Toothache and Sheep, the book that was published for the NHCT in June, has been a great success, with generous reviews and good sales.  It’s still available, and will be on sale at St Stephen, the hub church for NHCT and Friends activities during Heritage Open Days (9-11 September).

And now a second book has joined it.  While Of Churches … focused on issues related to medieval church history, Redundancy and Renewal is much more about the churches today.  It looks at how redundant churches are being put to use today, as well as at the ways in which attitudes to their reuse, and organizations to handle it, have changed over the years.  About half of the book is specifically dedicated to the NHCT, with articles on its history, on the experiences of a tenant, and on the Heavenly Gardens scheme; while the other half put it in national and international context.

Redundancy and Renewal too is on sale at St Stephens.  You can talk to editor Nick Groves and publisher Susan Curran at the Lasse Press’s readings event on Saturday 10 September (see the separate post), and you can buy the two books from local booksellers and directly online from

And of course, all proceeds from sales of both titles go to support the NHCT’s work! redundancy_big

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