Colkirk - St. Mary
Photo from www.norfolkchurches.co.uk
Church Restoration Appeal
St Maryís Church has supported many past and present generations of Colkirk families and will continue to do this for many years to come. The present incumbent supported by the churchwarden and members of the church council are merely custodians of this historic grade II* listed building, which has a direct link to the nineteenth century revival of Englandís Convocation movement.
To keep St Maryís in good condition for future generations we need your help to achieve this. A recent church architectís report informed the church council that the battlements on the church tower and other parts of the church need repairing. This is costly work. Funding from various sources is being sought and includes local fund raising activities.
The church visitorís book contains many favourable comments from people who have visited St Maryís. These include many visitors from overseas. Perhaps one of them may be you, or you might have a connection to Colkirk. If you would like to support this restoration work, any donation large or small would be gratefully received.
Please make cheques payable to St Maryís Church, Colkirk, PC and enclose a letter stating the donation is specifically for church restoration work. Please send your cheque and letter to: Mr M. I. Barter, Churchwarden, St Maryís Church, 5 Jarvis Drive, Colkirk, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7NG.
For more photos and historical information see: www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/colkirk/colkirk.htm
There is a Village Website on www.colkirk-norfolk.co.uk
For information on Baptisms from 1813 - 1880 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tinstaafl/Church_Pages/colkirk.htm
The church is open to visitors every day between the hours of 9.30 am and 4.00 pm. In summer the church may open earlier and/or stay open later; this is at the discretion of the keyholder.
Please note that the Church is opened by volunteers and there is no absolute guarantee that it will always be open as advertised.