Thompson: St Martin, Thompson

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A Church Untouched

Our lovely village church,St Martin's, is a typical Norfolk perpendicular style building that dates from 1349,as does College Farm close by,once housing the five priests of this collegiate church. The church was founded by local magnates the Shardlows,probably in the hope of winning some divine protection from the Black Death. As Thompson even in Tudor times was off the beaten track, where it's neighbours were 'improved' over the years,much of St Martin's is untouched,and like the village all the better for it. Complete set of poppy head benches dated 1632 and 1625, box pew of Futter family c.1630, panelled and painted chancel screen c.1330 and a building of national importance for interior woodwork to name but a few.

We welcome visitors to St Martins and to the services held there. Our weekly united service rotates between the six local churches. Information can be obtained from either of our two ChurchWardens. Katharine Wolstenholme 01953 483318 or Jo Connolly 01953 488099


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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8023
Archdeaconry: LYNN (263)
Deanery: BRECKLAND (26301)
Parish Legal Name: Thompson (260492 )
CofE Church Info: (626492 26/492)
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This page was last updated on Tuesday 27th May 2014
Thompson: St Martin : Church Lane, Thompson, Norfolk, IP24 1QD

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