George Ishmael is the inspiration behind the “Heavenly Gardens” of Norwich. Free to members. Tea, coffee and light refreshments available.
Dr Victor Morgan, an authority on the architecture and interior furnishings of churches, will lead a “Portraits and Monuments” talk and walk around a number of the churches. Meet outside the entrance to Blackfriars Hall: this is in the `bottom’ right corner of the plain in front of St Andrews. There will be a £5 … Continue reading Saturday 10th June 2.30 p.m. A “Portraits and Monuments” Talk and Walk
The Trust and The Friends now have a permanent home in the spacious church St Martin-at-Palace. This is a chance for members of the Friends to look round the interesting building and for us to have a brainstorming session on how we can use it. Ideas so far mooted: a drop-in visitor’s centre; a research … Continue reading Tuesday 13th June Coffee Morning 10.30 am discussion “Where next for St Martin-at-Palace?
Our AGM will be held on Tuesday 23 May at 7.30 followed by a talk by Michael Rimmer on “Angel Roofs of East Anglia” BUT PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: now at St Martin-at-palace. Palace Street NR3 1RW
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)
Our quizzes are always very popular, so do book as soon as possible. fnhct quiz 2017quiz booking form
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.
There’s now a website up and running for Flintspiration, the major weekend of events that the Norwich Historic Churches Trust and its partners are planning for April/May 2017. It’s still in outline form, but do note the address: