As Vicar of North Walsham I hope you find this website useful and informative.
We are a large and busy church with much happening. The Church is located at the centre of the Market Place and is open every day.
Many people come to light a candle, to say a prayer or leave a prayer request, look around at its amazing history and beauty or just enjoy a little peace and quiet. Above all I hope that you will join us in worship on a Sunday – our main service is the Parish Communion at 10am with associated worship and activities for children.
We do, however, have a wide variety of worship both on Sundays and in the week – full details can be found on this site.
I look forward to welcoming you personally.
LATEST NEWS. Link to Weekly Newsletter here
Work starts on Tower. There has been a great deal of activity around our Church tower starting on 6th May. Extensive scaffolding is being erected to enable experts to fully assess the extent of the problems. The scaffolding is likely to remain for some time and will be highly visible as well as rendering the clergy vestry largely unusable as for structural reasons the scaffolding extends to the inside of the building as well. A brochure, supporting the major appeal to help raise the necessary funds to properly repair the tower, has been published. This will be especially promoted at our forthcoming Flower Festival.
"Norfolk's Finest" Our Flower Festival takes place from Thursday June 6th to Sunday June 9th. It is a celebration in flowers of all that is finest about our county from its famous people to its landmarks and heritage. Added to this will be some Nelson memorabilia as well as features on its contemporary life. The Festival will be opened by Don Birch and Lindsay Spalding, well known proprietors of our local Beechwood Hotel. This takes place at a preview evening on Wednesday June 5th at 7.30pm which will also include some refreshments and entertainment. Tickets are just £5. On the Saturday evening we have a very special concert with the award winning local band Wherry Brass. Tickets again are just £5. Tickets can be ordered from the Parish Office on 01692 408971. On the Sunday we have Canon Michael Long, a former pupil of the Paston school, as our guest preacher at the 10am Eucharist and we welcome our Civic guests to a town Civic Service which is also a Songs of Praise at 3pm. Refreshments will be served throughout the festival, further details of which are available on the Poster. Please print this off and display it. All proceeds from the Flower festival are for our tower repair fund.
Vicar to move to York. Derek has announced that this summer he and Mary would be moving to their house in York and that he has accepted a 0.75 part time position assisting in the City Centre parishes and doing some new work at St Helen's Church which, for those of you who know York, is right in the heart of the city in St Helen's Square opposite Betty's tearooms. His licensing will be held there on 2nd September.
Text Giving. Thanks to the hard work of Chris Sherman the parish is now equipped for text giving. That means that you can text a gift to the Church via your mobile phone. You simply put the text "SNNW01" with the amount you wish to give and send it to "70070"
Headley Trust offer grant to restore our medieval screen. We have been offered practical help as part of a regional scheme.
Architect highlights need for major repairs to windows and tower. Defective pointing is causing trouble and many windows need releading and structural repair. Copies of the Architect's Reports on repairs required to the Tower and the Roofs. We are pleased to report that we have passed the first round of the English Heritage application and they are now doing their own detailed surveys to see how they may be able to help us.
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