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A fine neo-Georgian church - Grade II* listed .
This was the only case of a Norfolk village church being destroyed in the Second World War. The Architect was J Fletcher-Watson who also designed the Bishop's House in Norwich.
A Mosquito aircraft, returning to R.A.F. Downham Market, had been damaged over Germany and had iced up. Struggling home, it lost height and hit electricity cables at Bawdeswell and flew into the church.
Following the impact the blaze was terrific and much damage was done to the church and adjacent houses.
The style of the new church, rebuilt in 1953, is neo-Georgian. It contains a fine three-decker pulpit and good acoustics. The church is used as a Rehearsal Room by the Choir ICENI. A Johannes Conservatoire Organ by Makin was installed in 2008 and is used for concerts and services.

There are six exquisite stained glass roundels in the main windows. Most of the glass was made in the Rhineland during the 16th & 17th Centuries and was given by R Q Gurney in 1970, in memory of his father Q E Gurney who was a churchwarden from 1912 – 1968.

The church is used as club for the old folk of the village and an outreach Post Office operates from the Vestry two mornings a week.

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Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Coffee Common Worship
Informal family service with themed activity for the children.
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 35 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee
Words & Praise
When this Sunday is a special festival, it may be replaced by a Family GiG. every fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
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Easter Eve Vigil
The Revd Canon Robin Hewetson
Saturday 19th April 2014 at 9:00 PM for 1 hour
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A Church Near You ID: 19459
Built: 1953
Architect: J Fletcher Watson
Archdeaconry: LYNN (263)
Deanery: SPARHAM (26309)
Parish Legal Name: Bawdeswell (260175 26/175)
CofE Church Info: (626175 26/175)
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Bawdeswell: All Saints : The Street, Bawdeswell, Norfolk, NR20 4UX
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