Snowdrop walks for historic Thurton church

St Ethelbert's Church in Thurton.

St Ethelbert's Church in Thurton.

Nature lovers will be able to enjoy spectacular snowdrops during a church fundraising day.

St Ethelbert's Church in Thurton, between Norwich and Lowestoft, is opening its doors on Sunday, February 19, from 2-4pm.

The event, organised by the Friends of St Ethelbert's Church, will raise funds for new heating and lighting systems which cost around £66,000.

So far the group has raised £46,000 over the past 15 years.

Visitors can admire snowdrops in the churchyard belonging to the 900-year-old building for free.


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Activities inside the church, running alongside the walks, include afternoon tea which costs £2.50 and a quiz.

It is the first year the church has run snowdrop walks.

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Lynton Johnson, chairman of the friends group, said: 'There is lots of lovely wildlife in the churchyard and we want to show it off.'

He added the improvements were important as the church needed to be viable for different events.

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