Castle Acre: St James the Great, Castle Acre

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The village of Castle Acre is a major tourist attraction in Norfolk. The church of St James the Great stands in the middle of the village amidst the ruins of the Norman castle and those of Castle Acre Priory. Visitors can often miss the church which is a great shame for it contains many interesting features, including a wine glass pulpit, a medieval rood screen and font cover. The Friends of Castle Acre Church assist in raising funds to maintain this fine church.

 In 2017 the Church of Castle Acre still has to address internal works to the tower for Health & Safety reasons at a cost of approximately £130,000 an immense task for a small community. The Friends of the Church have committed £ 70,000 towards this work and we have recently received £ 5,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation,  £2,000 from the Paul Baasham Trust, £5,000 from the Norfolk Churches Trust, £ 5,000 from the Wolfson Foundation, £5,000 from the Idlewild Trust and £ 5,000 from the Music in Country Churches Charity. Plus £ 2,300 from the Allchurches Trust, £1500 from the Alan Evans Memorial Trust, and £ 500 from the Jill Franklin Trust.  We urgently need to complete this work to prevent further deterioration in the tower.  The population in Castle Acre is only 750.

 If you have had any previous connection with, or a love, of St James the Great Church then we invite you to help the congregation to retain this building for future years.

 Donations may be sent to the Church Treasurer – Mr Martin Webster, Woodford Lodge, Tittleshall, Norfolk, PE32 2PF

 Cheques should be made payable to Castle Acre Church Restoration Fund.

 

Updated 21 December 2016

  

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Revd Canon Stuart Nairn
The Rectory
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Narborough
King's Lynn
Norfolk, PE32 1TE
PE32 1TE
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Sunday

Morning Praise
Lay led service of the Word drawing upon resources of Iona, Taize and Church of England
Every first Sunday at 10:15 AM for ¾ hour
until Wednesday 10th June 2020
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Sung Eucharist
Order One Sung Eucharist Dom Gregory Murray setting.
Every second and fourth Sunday at 10:15 AM for 1 hour
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Sung Eucharist
Sung Eucharist celebrating St Philip and St James the Less
Monday 1st May 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Incense Common Worship
Morning Praise
Morning Praise -a service of the Word.
Sunday 7th May 2017 at 10:15 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Sung Eucahrist
Order One Sung Eucharist Dom Gregory Murray setting
Sunday 14th May 2017 at 10:15 AM for 1 hour
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Sung Eucharist
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Sunday 28th May 2017 at 10:15 AM for 1 hour
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Group Eucharist
Group Eucharist for the Nar Valley Group of Churches
Sunday 4th June 2017 at 10:15 AM for 1 hour
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Sung Eucharist
Order One Sung Eucharist Dom Gregory Murray setting
Sunday 11th June 2017 at 10:15 AM for 1 hour
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Incumbent: The Revd Canon Stuart Robert NAIRN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5313
Architect: Mrs Ruth Blackman
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Our Patron: Bishop of Norwich
Archdeaconry: LYNN (263)
Deanery: BRECKLAND (26301)
Benefice: Nar Valley (26/284CP)
Parish Legal Name: Castle Acre (260501 )
CofE Church Info: (626501 26/501)
Short URL: acny.uk/5313/
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The current editor is: Stuart Nairn

This page was last updated on Wednesday 26th April 2017
 
 
 
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