Sheringham church set for improvement work

A church is set to get some tender loving care with improvements made to its floor and chairs.

St Peter's Church in Church Street, Sheringham has been granted a faculty by the Diocese to replace the church chairs, many of which have woodworm, and to sand and varnish the parquet flooring.

By law, all works, alterations and additions to parish churches, their churchyards and contents require faculty approval.

The works are set to be carried out during the first three weeks of January next year, with the cost of the improvement works covered by a legacy left to the church.

The old wooden kneelers in the church, which dates back to 1897, will be removed, meaning that the fabric embroidered 'hassocks' (kneelers) currently in the church are no longer suitable.

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David Rivett, churchwarden, said: 'Volunteers have agreed to use some of the hassocks to make up thicker kneelers. Some can be used in other parts of the church and some could be used to make up a collage, in place of the existing hanging which will be returned to the museum.'

The hanging, which is made up of a collection of tapestries depicting sea-related scenes, will be given back to The Mo Museum.

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Mr Rivett has asked that if anyone made up an old kneeler or knows anyone who did and thinks they may like to have it back, they should contact him on 01263 821973.

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