Search

Shimpling church set to celebrate anniversary and Diamond Jubilee

PUBLISHED: 18:19 09 April 2012

Maurice Philpot, Sheila Cooper and Owen Thompson at Shimpling Church.

Maurice Philpot, Sheila Cooper and Owen Thompson at Shimpling Church.

Archant © 2011

A rural south Norfolk church is to host a double celebration in June.

June 1 marks the 25th anniversary of the vesting of St George’s, near Diss, in to the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

To mark the anniversary and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, celebratory cake and wine will be available at the church between 2pm and 4pm on Tuesday, June 5.

Organisers Sheila Cooper and Maurice Philpot said: “Many years ago Christians built and set apart St George’s for prayer; they made their church beautiful with their skill and craftsmanship and here they met for some of the most important turning points of their lives. Although services are no longer regularly held, the building remains consecrated; inspiring, teaching and ministering through its beauty and atmosphere.” Dwindling congregation numbers at the parish church in Shimpling resulted in the Diocese of Norwich abandoning the round towered St George’s as a place of worship.

The village graveyard is also the resting place of sculptor Ivor Roberts-Jones who made the statue of Winston Churchill in 1971, which stands in Parliament Square in London.

The Churches Conservation Trust is the national charity which cares for historic churches that are no longer required for regular worship by the Church of England. Shimpling St George is one of 341 churches in its guardianship.

0 comments

Other news

Yesterday, 18:40

Rail passengers travelling to and from Norwich can expect delays this evening due to problems with overhead wires.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A motorist who performed a U-turn and then rammed head-on into another car on the A140 will face no further action after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) reviewed the case.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A host of weird and wonderful items can be found at the TW Gaze auction rooms and sale meadow at Diss. Here are just a few picks from the sale meadow.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Phone lines at Norfolk County Council have been restored following a fire and suspected power surge.

Most Read

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The sweeping parkland once played host to one of south Norfolk's finest country houses.

But now a stunning 21st-century country home is being built on the site of the former Boyland Hall which was demolished in 1946 after falling into decline.

Read more
Saturday, April 29, 2017

A motorist who performed a U-turn and then rammed head-on into another car on the A140 will face no further action after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) reviewed the case.

Read more
Ford
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Emergency services were called out to the scene of a crash on the A140 this morning.

Read more
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A car came off the road and crashed into a house in a Suffolk village today.

Read more
Friday, September 23, 2016

A talented medical student found on a patch of land near Old Buckenham in March died when hypothermia set in after taking a lethal mixture of drugs, an inquest has heard.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 7°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter