Published on 30th March 2017
St Peter Mancroft, the largest of the 31 medieval parish churches in the city of Norwich and one of the finest churches in Norfolk, has been awarded £260,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a state-of-the-art centre which will train bell ringers in the city. The Mancroft Appeal 300 was launched in 2015 to mark the anniversary of when the “first true peal” in the world was rang in Norwich. Since then, more than £150,000 has been raised by local bell ringers to help fund the creation of the Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre which will also serve as a state-of-the-art training centre to teach new and existing ringers in the eastern counties.
Simon Rudd, chairman of the appeal, said: “The fantastic support from the National Lottery, both in financial terms and in advice and encouragement, means that the Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre will now become an exciting and unique heritage venue at the very heart of the ‘Fine City’ of Norwich.”
For more information, visit www.mancroftappeal300.co.uk