News & Events

Looking forward

We have had to forego several events so far in 2020 but we look forward to welcoming everyone back in the near future.

We will release a calendar of events as soon as possible.

As you can imagine, we are anxious to keep this beautiful church with its wall paintings and garden in good repair and hopefully put a little by for research and perhaps an archaeological dig or a symposium in future years.

It costs £6,000 a year to maintain the church and churchyard and a 1000 year old building is a little needy!

This year we are launching a  Subscription Scheme for Friends of St.Mary’s.

For £25 a year you can help to keep the church in the state it is today and also help towards discovering more of its history. In return, and as a big thank you, you will receive advance notice of our events and a three monthly newsletter.

Forms and payment are on our website and also at the church.

We also have DVDs on the restoration for sale and a small booklet on the history of village and church as well as greetings cards.

Please become a Friend and make a difference to this unique place.

Latest News

Become a Voulunteer

Sunday, July 26, 2020

GUIDES We welcome volunteers to act as guides for the church. It does not matter how often you can manage. Even one day a month will help. You will be given induction training before you start. OTHER POSITIONS At the moment, there are no other vacancies but these may arise over coming months and will be notified here as they arise.

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Reopening After Lockdown

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

St Mary's will be reopening on the 11th July 2020 at 2pm

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What we've missed

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

For those who have missed the church during 2020 lockdown

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Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

Monday, March 23, 2020

It is with much regret that we are having to follow government advice and close St Mary's church until restrictions are lifted. We find it impossible to safeguard our volunteers in these difficult times. This also means that we have had to postpone the series of events we had planned for this year.

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Upcoming Events

Sorry, we have no events planned at this time

Gallery

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Drone footage - March 2020 (John Wheatley)

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Browns Lane
Houghton-on-the-Hill
Norfolk
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