St Faith's Church, Little Witchingham, Norfolk
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Traces of stunning medieval art
Outwardly this is a simple church, set in trees by a lane with fields and a handful of buildings nearby. Yet step inside St Faith's and your view of the medieval world changes. Wallpaintings of vines laden with grapes spiral over arches and ove the wall, edged with deep red. And wallpaintings show scenes from the Bible - some ghostly, others brilliant - stretched across the north wall with a St Christopher at the west end and a St George and the Dragon at the east.
This is an authentic Medieval church - a riot of colour and pattern, with picture stories that could be read by a largely illiterate congregation.Little Witchingham Guide
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St. Faith's is part of the Ten Towers Trail- Exploring some of Norfolk’s finest churches!
This walking trail is a mixture of off-road footpaths and mostly quiet country lanes, usually without made up footpaths. The complete circular route is around 15 miles long, so it is probably an all-day challenge for most people! We have slotted in two cross routes that enable all the churches to be visited in two or more shorter walks. The Trail visits three Churches in the care of CCT: Brandiston, Booton and Little Witchingham. A Trail Guide can be downloaded from the website Haveringland Chronicles HERE, and paper copies are available in the churches included- suggested donations for this and online £1 per copy. (It has been developed by Haveringland Church where the trail begins, and forms part of a wider project for repairing and improving the Church, including developing it as a Heritage Centre. Funding and support to develop the Trail Guide has come from Broadland District Council.)
Parking in the lane next to the church. There is a rough grassy path up a slope then through churchyard.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of the building there is no heating, running water or toilet facilities. The church is lit with natural lighting.
9 miles north-west of Norwich and 3 miles south of Reepham. Follow Historic Church signs from A1067 Fakenham Road and further signs to church
Nearest railway station: Norwich (10.5 miles).
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Norfolk County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Norfolk. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
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