Church Tours & Events

The 2017 season of Round Tower Churches Tours is now complete. 

Many thanks to ‘Lyn and Dick for their hard work in setting up these tours and for the excellent Information they provide on the tours.

Information about 2018 tours will be available for members in March 2018 Round Tower Magazine.

Fritton St Edmund south Threxton Bramfield by Andy Seago Aslacton

Four churches visited in 2017: Fritton St Edmunds, Threxton, Bramfield & Aslacton

RTCS at South Pickenham2017 Round Tower Tours.

6th May 2017 Fritton St Edmund, followed by Ashby and Lound, and AGM at Lound Village Hall.

3rd June 2017  South Pickenham, Threxton, Merton

1st July 2017  Theberton, Thorington, Bramfield

5th August 2017  Matlaske, Stody, Letheringsett

2nd September 2017  Wacton, Aslacton, Tasburgh

                                                                RTCS at South Pickenham

2017 Norfolk Church Tours 

23rd April 2017  Ranworth, South Walsham, Upton, Fishley RT

21st May 2017  Saxlingham, Field Dalling, Langham, Binham

18th June 2017 North Lopham, South Lopham, Fersfield, Diss

16th July 2017 Weasenham All Saints, Rougham, Great Massingham, Little Massingham

On this page we advertise events happening in round tower churches. If you have an event you would like to publicize please send information to anne.woollett@tiscali.co.uk

November 11th St Peter’s Haveringland: a special Remembrance Service to mark the 70th anniversary of the closure of Swannington airfield, which surrounded the church during WW2. There were representatives of Armed Services, descendants of airmen who flew from here attending, as well as local parishioners and other visitors.

The church was open on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th with an exhibition about the airfield and the men who flew from it. An Avenue of Remembrance was dedicated, there was a fly past and poppy drop. It was a a moving occasion and a great chance to see inside a Round Tower church which is generally closed.

Friends of Hemblington church tour of three Medieval churches with wall paintings. Saturday, 12th August 2017. Visited St Edmund’s Church, South Burlingham NR13 4EU, St Mary’s Church, Moulton St Mary, and St Andrew’s Church at Wickhampton. Tour leader Rev’d Canon Nick Garrard. For more information go to www.hemblingtonchurch.org.uk

Rickinghall Inferior by Charles GreenhoughRickinghall Inferior Church. Saturday 13th May and second Saturday of June, July & August between 9am and 12.30pm. Sale of Quatrefoil books. NB The church is open all day. Quatrefoil is a local publishing team. It received a grant a few years ago from the Heritage Lottery Fund to publish books about the history of the villages of Rickinghall, Botesdale and Redgrave. Thirteen books have been published so far on various subjects mainly through the medieval period to the present day. Although the grant covered the first few books, the profit from the sales of the books fund the later ones. As the post office in Rickinghall and the hardware store in Botesdale closed last year, we lost two of our three retail outlets, with only Redgrave Community Shop selling books. The Rector and churchwardens kindly agreed to let us sell the books in Rickinghall Inferior Church. There will also be a small display covering a particular subject of the books each month. The books sell for £5 each, apart from the Rickinghall Inferior Church Guide which sells for £3. For further details see www.quatrefoil.org.uk. There are many more subjects in the pipeline for further books. Rickinghall Farmers Market and Car Boot Sale are also available next door in the village Hall.
The church is open every Saturday during the summer months from 10 am until about 4 – 5.

St. Margaret’s, Hales, and St. Gregory’s Church, Heckingham. Public Meeting on Wednesday 20th September 2017, at 6.30 at St Margaret’s Church Hales. These churches are the care of the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) who have recently estimated that the repairs required to enable them to remain open for their local community and visitors is about £10,000 each. CCT have set up a public meeting to explain their plans for the two churches, how they will seek funding and how the local community can get involved in the process, from hosting seasonal suppers, a Christmas event or a Summer Tea Party.

For information about CCT go to https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/visit/church-listing/st-margaret-hales.htm