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Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,

Wereham Saint Antioch Church.



Wereham Saint Margaret's Church, according to Pevsner, has large Norman remains in the nave, the rest narrowed. The tower, around 13th/14th century, the upper parts brick and Early Tudor. There are monuments to John Heaton, 1779 With a bust at the top of a tablet.Wereham's St Margaret's Church, dedicated to Saint Margaret of Antioch, is a medieval Grade II* listed church in the centre of the village of Wereham. The village is situated about 5 miles from Downham Market. Large parts of it have conservation status.
Saint Margaret's has recently been extensively repaired and renovated, and a new heating system has been installed, much to the relief of the small but dedicated congregation.  The church is much loved and supported by the villagers generally, who rally around to help and support fundraising events. The main fundraising event of the year is the Church Festival, which takes place on the Sunday nearest the feast day of Saint Margaret of Antioch (20th July). The graveyard is no longer open for burials. There are some ancient memorials remaining, including a grave protected by chains against grave robbers. The font is probably from the Decorated period, complete with a later cover, there is a Funeral Bier, and memorials to Baxter, Mason, Housham, Heaton, Spencer, Grimby, Balls, and Adamson families, the one for Christopher Adamson c 1786, is by John Fellows, a local sculptor from King's Lynn, who also did others for West Acre, Shropham and Cockley Cley. The small organ is by the Positive Organ Co, OP112 Carson pattern. And the restored Arms, Hanovarian and before the Union with Ireland. Though dated 1866. A fire of 1890 destroyed the then thatched roof, it gutted the nave and burned to the ground a school that was placed there at the church. The church now has a children's Messy day. The north aisle was build after the fire to match that of the south side, and a vestry was then added.


Wereham Saint Margaret's Church, Postcode: PE33 9AP.

Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,
Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,
Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,
Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,
Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,
Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,
Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,
Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,
Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,
Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,
Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,
Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,
Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,
Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,
Wereham Saint Margaret's Church,