Historian Kate Smith is holding a “Church Crawl” on Saturday 13th October, costing £6, to raise funds for the Bell and Tower Project.
Kate will start her tour of local churches at Long Stratton St. Mary – the round towered church on the A140 – at 10 am sharp. Please park down the road, to the south of the buildings. She will continue to Hardwick, Shelton, Bedingham and will finish at St. Mary’s Saxlingham Nethergate.
Kate will explain all about the churches, what everything is used for and how they have changed over the centuries and will point out some of the treasures and curiosities in our local churches.
There will be a break for lunch after visiting Shelton so please bring a picnic or contact Kate if you would like to have a pub lunch at Woodton’s King’s Head (to be paid for separately) (so she can give Chef an idea of numbers).
Kate’s contact details can be found in the September issue of “Saxlingham Contact” or by dropping us an email at info @ saxlinghambells.org.uk (please remove the spaces before and after the @ sign.)
Welcome to the website for the Bells and Tower Restoration Project for the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Saxlingham Nethergate.
We will be using this website to keep you up-to-date with everything this project involves – we actively encourage everyone to get involved and will be holding events to allow you to see the project as it progresses, learn about the history of Saxlingham Nethergate, the Church of St. Mary the Virgin and bell-ringing.
Currently we have displays in the Church and Church Room giving the history of the bells, we will be organising talks on the history of the Church, village, bell-ringing and bell founding and hanging, as well as family history seminars amongst other things.
If you have any ideas for events or any specific questions you would like us to address please do not hesitate to leave a comment or send an email to info @ saxlinghambells.org.uk (remove the spaces before and after the @ sign).
This is an opportunity for the community to learn about bells and the art of bell-ringing. The last time the bells were brought down from the tower was in 1908. This really is a once in one hundred years event we look forward to sharing with you!