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Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church.

Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church.



Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church, Banham, Benham, Homestead where beans are grown,Old English bean + ham (Homestead), the church contains a beautiful lead spire capping its tower, also some Whitefriars Stained Glass in their windows, the other windows themselves are predominantly of the Decorated period, with the inevitable Victorian additions. This is particularly true of the somewhat “exuberant” east window and much of the glass. Five of the windows have been designed by J Powell & Sons, (Whitefriars) the same distinguished London firm who completed all of the windows at the nearby St John the Baptist, Garboldisham. These are supplemented by other windows of varying quality including one 16th century panel. Banham is a beautiful church on a village green, it has a new glass partition that was erected in the early millenium, most of Saint Mary's is 14th century, the bell tower may be the first with a Y tracery and quatrefoil sound holes. It has a lovely lead spire. The chancel arch is of double-hollow-chamfered arch type, And the impressive nave timbered roof carries a date of 1622. One of the most pleasant churches I have been in. Outside is a village green with a delightful village shop. To aide some family trees, Fairheads were farmers at Banham in the 50s and some Everetts farmers at Dickleburgh.

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The king was charmed by Esther, and he picked her to be his queen. During her time as queen, an evil man named Haman convinced the king that all the Jews in the kingdom needed to be killed. When Mordecai found out about the plan, he sent word to Esther and told her that she needed to speak to the king. Esther was afraid as it was forbidden to go before the king without being summoned. Only if the king was pleased and held out his sceptre was the person accepted into his presence, if he did not, they were to be put to death.

Mordecai told Esther that she had to try to speak to the king regardless because God had put her in a high position so that she would be able to save her people. Queen Esther commanded all the Jews, including herself to fast for three days, at the end of which, she went before the king.


Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church,Postcode: NR16-2HN
Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
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Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Banham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church.