A new centre for the Trust (and the Friends)

St Martin at Palace If you haven’t yet picked up a copy of the Flintspiration booklet, do pop along to St Martin at Palace and get one.The Trust moved in yesterday, and the church is already beginning to look lived-in. We even had a visitor, who saw that the door was open and decided we … Continue reading A new centre for the Trust (and the Friends)

Books for Christmas – and for after Christmas

If you’re looking for a present for a friend or relative with an interest in old churches, do take a look at the two books published for the Norwich Historic Churches Trust.  The best-selling Of Churches, Toothache and Sheep has a collection of entertaining articles on topics related to medieval churches, with an emphasis on Norwich, including pieces on, surprise surprise, toothache and sheep.  Redundancy and Renewal looks at the history and the present state of attempts to find new use for historic church buildings.  It includes two essays about the Norwich Historic Churches Trust, and pieces on its Heavenly Gardens project, and what it’s like to be a church tenant.  Both books are heavily illustrated in colour.  You can learn more from the publisher’s website:

And when you’ve finished your Christmas reading, why not swap the books for new ones?  Our second book swap, following our first very successful event last year, will be at the Norwich Arts Centre, St Benedict Street, on 21 January 2017 from 10 to 12.30.  All are welcome, and refreshments will be available.

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 … Continue reading Read about the history of the Norwich Historic Churches Trust

Book readings for heritage open day

Among the events the Trust and the Friends are sponsoring for Heritage Open Day is a series of book readings on medieval and church-related themes from the Lasse Press – which is also introducing its second book produced in conjunction with the Trust, Redundancy and Renewal.  It’s a drop-in event: do come along.  And call … Continue reading Book readings for heritage open day