HLF Project News


The Bishop of Lynn, assisted by Adrian Bell, our Interim Priest, rededicated St Martin’s on Sunday 7th October following the successful conclusion of the first part of our restoration programme.  The church was completely packed for this important service in our history and it was standing room only at the back.  During the service the Bishop not only rededicated St Martin’s but he also blessed our new altar cloth, our new kneelers & a plaque in memory of Prince Frederick Duleep Singh.  It was a very moving occasion and people came from far & wide to attend the service.  Afterwards there was a sumptuous harvest tea with tea, coffee & champagne to complete the celebrations.

We couldn’t have done any of this without the enormous help & support we have had from many people especially the Heritage Lottery Fund, Norfolk Churches Trust & other funding bodies mentioned below.  There are too many people to thank individually but we are grateful more than we can say and couldn’t have done it without you.  THANK YOU!

Many thanks are also due to the Wayland Choir for their lovely singing and especially for singing the John Rutter anthem The Lord Bless You & Keep You – a favourite with many of us in the congregation.


Project Progress Photographs:

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Contact us

If you would like more information about the renovations or would like to discus making a donation then please write to The Treasurer St Martin's Church, c/o College Farm, Thompson, Thetford IP24 1QG, get in touch by phone on 01953 483.318 or fill in the form below.

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