As a collection, Norfolk’s parish churches are unparalleled. Individually too, many are astonishing treasuries of architecture, art and craft, history and faith. Special events will take place across the county to encourage people to explore the wonders i
The week begins with a CLASSIC
CAR RALLY in Norwich Cathedral Close, with the vintage vehicles on show from 8am and waved off by the Bishop at 9am.
CHURCH stands on the A140 near Aylsham. The weekends of August 5-6 and 12-13 are your chance to stop and find out about the history of the church, its village and its people, including war veterans.
At Wretham, near Thetford, Victorian ST ETHELBERT’S will be open every Sunday from August 6 to September 10, with the chance to see war graves and a memorial by Edwin Lutyens, who also designed both the Cenotaph in London and the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme in France.
At Swanton Morley, near Dereham, extracts from the diaries of five women will give an insight into lives around the world during the First World War. MOMENTOUS
TIMES links a German schoolgirl, an American opera singer, a Scottish charity worker, an English governess in Moscow and the third woman to climb Popocatepetl, and will be performed at Swanton Morley Church on Sunday, August 6, 2-4pm. Tickets £10, including tea and cake. Visitors can also trace the village’s links with Abraham Lincoln (he might have been a church warden here, rather than president in the USA had it not been for a family row.)