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

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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.)

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