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.
St Margaret’s decorated for a summer wedding 2022. Image courtesy of John Powles at Romantic Garden Nursery, Swannington)
Help us serve our local community.
If you would like to make a one off or monthly donation to support our church building and our Church community, please visit the Diocese website here. Every donation helps us to maintain these beautiful buildings as well as supporting the work we do in parishes.
St Margaret’s church is open daily to visitors. If the building is locked, a key can be obtained from the Old Rectory.
St Margaret’s is also available for group bookings for activities such as exercise classes, meetings or courses. Please contact PCC Secretary Sally Day for more information.
Please observe social distancing guidelines and Covid secure measures that are in place to keep you and the wider community safe.
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 Margaret’s has disabled parking and access to the church, a kitchen, WC, electricity and heating.
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Church Warden: Mary Gurteen 01603 869324 firstname.lastname@example.org
PCC Secretary: Sally Day ~ email@example.com
PCC Treasurer: Edwin Pearson 01603 879566 firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding Officer: Pamela Smith ~ email@example.com