About Friends

The Friends of St Mary’s raises funds to maintain the beautiful building that is often called “the cathedral of West Norfolk” and keep it in good condition. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner called our church “the most exciting 14th century Decorated church in Norfolk”. The aim of “Friends”, with Snettisham Heritage is to enhance the building by creating a new hospitality unit, a special children’s education centre and maintain the only permanent exhibition space in the village, which details its long and exciting history.

All monies raised by Friends will only be used on the buildings and the churchyard and not for the day to day running of the church. Therefore, people who do not come to worship regularly may be prepared to support “Friends’” fund raising events to keep this parish church at the centre of the community, both for family occasions such as baptisms, weddings and funerals but also as a quiet reflective place open to all amidst their busy lives.

Why not become a Friend (for as little as £1.00 per month) and help us preserve this historic building for our own and future generations. Application forms are available from stanton@supanet.com