St Mary’s Church, was originally mentioned in the Domesday Book, but rebuilt during the 14th, 15th and 19th centuries; the church was closed in 1980. A former rector of St. Mary’s was Revered John William Colenso, who later achieved fame as the first Bishop of Natal.
A successful friends group was formed and has over 100 members. Their aim has been to restore the church and graveyard. Enough work had been carried out to enable the church to be taken out of redundancy on the 26th June 2012. The church is now home to a thriving worshipping community. It holds a monthly Service and is home to the Upper Tas Valley Messy Church, not to mention some very special seasonal services involving the talents of local people. The Church is a member of the Holocaust Memorial Trust and holds a small library and related display.
The Churchyard is managed for wildlife by Norfolk Wildlife Trust and is currently working towards an Eco Church award.
For more information have a look at the church's website www.forncettstmarychurch.org.uk