Church tours return after three-year ‘drought’

A three-year “drought” of church tours will end on Sunday, April 24 with the return of the popular guided visits.

Norfolk Church Tours, which started more than half a century ago, resumes in Breckland, after the enforced break caused by Covid-19 and lockdowns.

And on Saturday, May 7, the Round Tower Churches Society starts the summer season – and also holds its 48th annual meeting at Seething village hall.

On Sunday, April 24, meet at Rushford, near Thetford, at the church of St John the Evangelist at 2.30pm, for the first talk. Then the tour continues to Brettenham, Bridgham and finally East Harling, where there will be an evening service.

The 2022 Norfolk Church Tours continues –

Sunday, May 15 – Thurning, Guestwick, Hindolveston, Melton Constable.

Sunday, June 19 – Caistor St Edmund, Dunston, Swardeston, Ketteringham.

Sunday, July 17 – Southburgh, Woodrising, Cranworth, Shipdham.

The Round Tower Church Society’s also resumes visits on Saturday, May 7 starting at Denton (10am), then Topcroft and Seething (pictured above). The Society’s annual meeting will be held at 2.15pm in Seething village hall.

The monthly Saturday tours continue, starting at 2.30pm

June, Saturday,11 – Edingthorpe, Beeston St Lawrence and Ashmanhaugh.

July, Saturday, 2 – Stuston, Wortham and Roydon

August, Saturday, 6 – Brandiston, Morton-on-the-Hill and Taverham.

September, Saturday, 3 – Gissing. Shimpling and Long Stratton.

Donations to the churches invited. Tea will also be provided at one of the churches. There is no charge to join the tours.