Churches of Norfolk: An Appointment with Angels
2 Aug — 5 Aug 2022 | Tour Director: Imogen Corrigan
• View the remarkable ‘Memento Mori’ panels of a surviving medieval rood screen at St Mary in Sparham
• St Botolph’s in Trunch offers a beautiful 15th century hammerbeam roof alongside fine medieval misericords and a stunning font canopy
• Appreciate the stained glass at Bale alongside fascinating murals at Wickhampton and Hemblington
BA, MPhil, FRSA
Imogen Corrigan is a medieval historian
Assemble 1245 at Norwich station for coach pick-up (those travelling by train). Tour assembles 1330 at the Park Farm Hotel, Hethersett, for three nights. Welcome and introductory lecture: The Sign of the Times, followed by afternoon visit to St Mary’s Church, Attleborough (beautiful 15th century oak rood screen). Evening lecture: The Dregs of the People Remain – Black Death and its Aftermath.
St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Knapton (extraordinary double-hammerbeam roof, rafters filled with angels); St Botolph’s Church, Trunch (14th century chancel, fine medieval misericords and stunning oak font canopy); St Margaret’s Church, Cley (medieval ship graffiti); All Saints’ Church, Bale (superb stained glass).
St Mary’s Church, Sparham (remarkable surviving ‘Memento Mori’ rood screen portion); All Saints’ Church, Weston Longville (mural and Apostles’ Creed screen); All Saints’ Church, Mattishall (beautiful 15th century painted rood screen dado); St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Salle (magnificent wool church); St Agnes’s Church, Cawston (fine 15th century rood screen).
St Andrew’s Church, Wickhampton (14th century murals); St Edmund’s Church, Acle (plague inscription); St Helen’s Church, Ranworth (exquisite screen); and All Saints’ Church, Hemblington (best surviving mural of St Christopher). Tour disperses 1530 at Norwich Station followed by 1600 at hotel.
2 Aug — 5 Aug 2022
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"A well-paced tour with constant delights in unlikely places"
"Very enjoyable, well organised, excellent lectures and accommodation"
"Imogen was excellent. Knowledgeable in depth and breadth"
ACE customers on previous Churches of Norfolk tours
Churches of Norfolk is one in a series of more gently paced tours, created specially by ACE for those who prefer a more laid-back itinerary, while retaining the same high level of academic content. Visits on these tours tend to be more relaxed, allowing time for group members to fully savour what each location has to offer. Hotels will usually be situated in central locations to allow for ease of access to major amenities and to decrease time spent travelling to visits. Please note, however, that participants must still have a good level of fitness, mobility and stamina, and meet ACE’s usual fitness criteria, as outlined in our Booking Terms & Conditions. As with all our tours, we recommend you consult the day-by-day itinerary before booking.
FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
Please note that on this tour, some of the sites visited will contain uneven flooring, steps, ramps and dimly lit areas, and time will be spent walking around the church interiors, some of which are large. The optional climb to the top of St Helen’s Church tower at Ranworth involves 90 steps without a handrail followed by a ladder.
Cost of £945 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £155.