Musical evening raises funds for vital repair work at Carleton Forehoe and Barnham Broom churches

St Marys Church in Carleton Forehoe. Picture: Sonya Duncan

St Marys Church in Carleton Forehoe. Picture: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2016

Two mid Norfolk churches have received a boost to their repair funds thanks to an evening of music.

D'Capo choir performed at St Mary's in Carleton Forehoe. Picture: Tara Riddle

D'Capo choir performed at St Mary's in Carleton Forehoe. Picture: Tara Riddle - Credit: Tara Riddle

The church at Barnham Broom, when it had its tower repaired. Photo: Denise Bradley

The church at Barnham Broom, when it had its tower repaired. Photo: Denise Bradley - Credit: �Archant Photographic 2009

St Mary's at Carleton Forehoe, near Wymondham, has been victim of lead thefts from the roof, break-ins and criminal damage.

Nearby St Peter and St Paul at Barnham Broom is raising funds for repairs to both the church and restoration of its bells.


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A concert at Carleton Forehoe church was held to raise funds with a varied programme of music performed by the D'Capo choir, Barnham Broom school choir and the Windmill handbell ringers.

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Many people contributed to the success of the evening, none more so than Christine and Ivan Revell-Burrows who rigged up a portable generator for lighting and electronic music equipment.

With the sale of a picture painted by local artist and choir member Lynn Rutherford, admission and a raffle, nearly £1,000 was raised to be split between the two churches.

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