Welcome to St Mary's Church - a remarkable resurrection story in our time

The Revd Lydia Avery writes about 'Vibrant life of our church today'. - see more

A 32-page illustrated guide - A History of St Mary’s Church Forncett - has been complied by Roy Tricker. His absorbing love of churches has led to writing more than 200 church guidebooks. - see more

A fascinating little church in south Norfolk where we are in touch with history and can enjoy craftsmanship from many periods. A Holy Place, made sacred by over 900 years of prayer and care. Old churches are like people. Each one is unique with its own fascinating character. Each is also the product of a great deal of love and care - with sometimes a few bumps and bruises along the way.

St Mary's is a prize example of the nursing back to health - a remarkable resurrection story in our own time. A few years ago, it was unapproachable, a partial ruin, forlorn and boarded up. Now it has been lovingly conserved and repaired. Greatly cherished, cared-for, wanted and used by the whole community.

Thanks to our sponsors

We would like to acknowledge the support we have received from many organisations, principally the National Heritage Lottery Fund. Without this generosity we would not have been able to achieve the very significant progress in restoring the church to become once again an integral part of the life of the church and the local community. (see all our sponsors)

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porch entrance