Wednesday 9 November 2011

Norfolk churches: royal gifts

I've owed those concerned the total for some time, but now that we've conferred, I'm happy to announce that the four of us who did our 19-mile, 16-church walk in September raised £1,026 between us for the Norfolk Churches Trust. Mary Heather of All Saints Burnham Thorpe, Nelson's church where our dear, late Mary Dunkerton was church warden right up to her final illness, will take in the money this weekend. Apologies to those of you whose cheques have been sitting apparently idle over the past few months - they should be cashed soon.

Meanwhile, any excuse to return to the gem of our eighth annual walk, the early 15th century stained glass of St Peter West Rudham - the ideal candidate, as I wrote at the time, for this sort of generosity since it's maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust. I focused on Christ showing his wounds and one of the angels in the earlier blog, but here's their context

plus another angel from the middle of the three windows with the old glass in.

Happy memories, in this very grey November week, of the church in September

and a bit more medieval glass, intriguingly collaged by a Victorian benefactor, in St Mary Colkirk.

Thanks to all concerned, and onwards to the next walk in 2012, when we've decided we ought to cover some of the giants in the Norfolk Broads.


Alison said...

Well done, David! Glad you got so much out of it and revealed the beauty of those windows, which I certainly didn't know about.

David said...

Indeed, who knew? Though Hungate Medieval Art produces a range of beautifully done leaflets covering different areas of Norfolk; there's another glass trail in the fens, around the Wiggenhalls, for instance.

Susan Scheid said...

Congrats, and thanks, too, for revealing yet another treasure in Norfolk. I've only been once to that part of England, but hope to go again one day.