Swannington is a small village with a population of around 300 and had until recently no public meeting spaces. However, following a grant from Heritage Lottery, St Margaret’s has undergone substantial refurbishment. The removal of the late 18th Century pews has provided a flexible space for parishioners to meet together for church services, and amongst other things Parish Council meetings, a monthly lunch club and pilates classes. St Margaret’s has modern facilities sitting alongside medieval graffiti – testament to its long history.
Every other year Swannington opens its gardens to the public to raise money for the children’s play area and the church. “Swannington in Bloom” is a brilliant day, filled with beautiful gardens and delicious food and has many visitors returning to see how the gardens have grown and changed since the last open day.
The church will be open on Monday 10am-1pm and Friday 2pm-5pm
Donations to the Foodbank can be made when St Margaret’s is open or left on the doorstep of Pam Smith, 4 Broad Lane, Swannington. Donations points are also available in Reepham, Lyng and Weston Longville (Wednesdays only).
Following a successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund, St Margaret’s, Swannington has undergone refurbishments to make it a flexible space that can be used by the whole community. As part of the grant the church has it’s own very detailed website www.swanningtonchurchnorfolk.org.uk .
St Mary’s has disabled parking and access to the church, a kitchen, WC, electricity and heating.
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