Church News



Church is open on Saturdays during British Summer Time, from 10am - 4pm.

(British Summer Time ends in the early hours of SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER - clocks go back and you get an extra hour in bed - but just for the one day of course!)





'Adopt a Brick' - September update

Funds are looking healthier now. A local donor has given us £1,000, to use as we like, and it will have to go to mend the wall. The Duke of Norfolk has sent £250, and so, with the Adopt a Brick appeal, we now have over £1,450. So that’s cheering, but it looks as if the majority of the funds will have to come from local sources, as the big funders aren’t interested in walls.

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Gift day

Every year, as near as possible to All Saints Day you get an envelope, tucked inside the  Parish Magazine, which you can use, if you wish, to make a donation to help the church.

Please take any envelopes to the Post Office, bring them to the church on 29th October, or give them to Wendy Smith or Nell Steele.

This year has turned out to be very expensive for the church. Extensive repairs are required to the church wall and in May the lead from the roof was stolen. Funds are still being sought for both of these expensive projects.

We offer our grateful thanks for any contribution that you can make.


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MAY 2017:

Lead stolen from the Church roof.


The lead was stolen from the north and south aisle roofs during the night of 11th-12th May 2017.
The north aisle has been completely stripped and the south aisle has been stripped for about one third of its length.



A gallery of photographs of the damage may be seen here   Step through the images and click on any image to zoom in.

.It seems from the marks on the grass that the thieves came in across the fields. And the next day would be the one when it rained for the first time in weeks!

It looks as if other projects will have to be put on hold till this is sorted out."

To provide protection from the weather the aisle roofs have been temporarily covered with a waterproof membrane.


Ironically, the PCC were working with the diocese to get a comprehensive alarm system fixed when it happened.

This page will be updated with any further information that becomes available.

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FEBRUARY 2017

All Saints has received the 5-yearly architect's report.

The glass in the windows is in dreadful condition, and there are other urgent things too.

The most pressing need being the wall along the A47. Now that David and Brian have finished their great work of clearing the plant growth away, its full horror is revealed.

To go towards the thousands needed to mend it, we are running an

'Adopt a Brick' scheme.

You pay £1 and a brick is named after you! I can't promise that we'll be able to point to Fred's  brick or Myrtle's lump of carrstone, but as you drive by, you can tell yourself, "I own a bit of that wall!"

Contact Nell 840814, Janet 840510 or Wendy, 842281.


On Thursday, 30th March, Bishop Jonathan (he's the one who sings loudly and has made a CD of himself singing pop songs) is visiting this benefice.

Rev. Riaz has arranged a Community Hour at 4pm at West Winch village hall, with local people from all walks of life coming to talk about what they do. Do join them!

A similar COMMUNITY HOUR will be arranged for each of the parishes in the Benefice. East Winch will have it's turn in the autumn.


Church Opening hours

During the the winter the church is not routinely open to visitors - apart of course for services. However, it may be opened on request to those wishing to visit.
If you would like to go in, please phone Wendy (842281), Janet (840510) or Colin (841208).

If you have any views about when the church is open or not, please let Nell know. (840814).

Details of forthcoming Church services may be seen here