St Margaret's
Church Restoration


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St Margaret's awarded £26,000 by
English Heritage & Lottery Fund


£1.4m to save Norfolk and Suffolk churches

Last updated: 19/02/2010 10:43:00

Rear Door St Mags 
St Margaret's Wattisfield.
Churches in need of repair in Norfolk and Suffolk have been given a financial boost but a rallying cry was made for more to be done to protect the region's precious religious buildings.

As English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund yesterday announced that nearly £1.4m is being given to churches and chapels in Norfolk and north Suffolk to help fund repairs, church leaders called for local communities to support their historic buildings.

Norfolk has more than 600 medieval churches - the highest concentration anywhere in the world.
  • St Margaret, Wattisfield - £26,000

    There has been a church on this site since before the time of the 'Domesday' Survey in 1086. The building reached its present shape in the 14th and 15th century and its tower is late 13thc.
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  • Radio Suffolk
    15th March 2010 at 2.40pm

    Lesley Dolphin

    Peter Gibbs, Churchwarden, was interviewed by Lesley Dolphin
    on Radio Suffolk where he mentioned:
    Joint work with the URC
    Playground project
    Restoration project & fund raising

    What would you like from St Margaretís?


    In June we put a leaflet in the Gazette which asked what you would like to see in your village church: 


    []      Traditional services-Book of Common Prayer (1662)


    [] Services from Common Worship (current format)


    [] Less formal worship and praise services


    [] Family and all-age services


    [] Joint benefice services with:
            Hinderclay, Hepworth and Thelnetham.


    [] Coffee mornings.


    [] Selection of books to borrow or buy


    [] Other (Please feel free to make any suggestions)



    Thank you to all who have completed a survey form.


    For those who havenít yet responded:

    Please send any suggestions or comments to:
     Peter or Fiona Gibbs at 10 The Oaks, Wattisfield, IP22 1HL.

    Or email:

    Or phone 01359 252235 if you would  prefer to discuss.


    Many thanks in advance, Peter  (Churchwarden)