All Saints Restoration & Improvements Appeal

The Nave roof of this mainly 14th Century church of All Saints is in need of a complete re-thatch along with repairs and conservation to the rare open scissor-brace roof trusses.  Whilst carrying out this work, repairs and restoration of the clerestory windows will be carried out together with installing mains water enabling an accessible toilet and kitchenette to be added.  If you would like further information, or to make a donation to the Appeal Fund, please use the Get in Touch tab on the left-hand panel.


Following a very successful local fundraising effort and grants awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, National Churches Trust, Garfield Weston Trust, Norfolk Churches Trusts, Allchurches Trust and the Geoffrey Watling Trust, work to restore All Saints began in July 2019.  The roof was completely restored with some new trusses required and repairs to others.  New lintels to the clerestory windows were constructed, the stone surrounds repaired and new glazing fitted. At the same time all the clerestory loose flint facing was re-set.  Then the whole nave was fully re-thatched.  External and internal repairs were carried out on the north vestry to accommodate conversion to an accessible toilet.  In the west end of the south aisle a new kitchenette was constructed and some pews removed to allow better use of the church for future events. With the arrival of mains water in September 2020 work was officially complete.  </span>

But, as with all buildings of this age, there is more to be done yet.  Masonry repairs to the chancel and upgrading the rainwater goods are top of the list for the next phase together with repairs and restoration of the magnificent collection of stained glass windows so the Appeal Fund remains open.