St. Mary the Virgin Church
Deborah Davis: 01760 337675
Church Office: 01760 338562
The village of Narford has almost disappeared through various clearances over the centuries. The Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin stands a little way from the road and close to Narford Hall, the seat of the Fountaine family since the 17th century. Arrangements to view the church can be made with the Rector of the Nar Valley Group-c/o The Rectory, Narborough. The church is plain inside but has an interesting double sedilia and Easter sepulchre. The church and churchyard are reached along the " Church way" to the west of Narford Hall park grounds. Presently not used on a regular basis. Morning Prayer services on Saturday morning from Easter until end of September - during the vacancy these will commence at 9am and will be on fourth Saturdays of the month 22 April, 27 May. 24 June, 22 July, 26 August, 23 September. All welcome.
Contact the Church Office for details.
We need to carry out internal repairs and re-decorating and for this we need to raise £ 40,000. The Norfolk Churches Trust have already committed to award a grant of £ 5,000 towards this work. The Garfield Weston Foundation have awarded a grant of £ 6000; the Benefact Trust a grant of £ 2950 and the Paul Bassham Charitable Trust a grant of £ 2000. Now we need to find the remaining £24,050. If you have had any connection with Narford Church we invite you to send a donation to our treasurer Mrs Susan Nairn c/o 20 Hillside, Swaffham PE37 7QU -
BACS details are Narborough with Narford PCC : Sort Code 20-28-20 : Account Number 90660051 and mark for Narford decorating.
If 240 people could each donate £ 100 we would reach our target. This church has risen from the dead and now we want it to shine as a bright star for God's mission - can you help us please by prayer or by donation. Thankyou.
up dated 18 March 2023.
Parish Safeguarding Adviser - Mrs Anne Huggett
Link to Diocesan Safeguarding is www.dioceseofnorwich.org/training/safeguarding
"Individuals who wish to make representations about safeguarding can make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (email:firstname.lastname@example.org or 01603 882345) or use the NSPCC telephone number 0808 800 5000
However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC is also available."