The Work of Hospice Ethiopia
The free App is designed to help people tour the building and find out what’s happening at the busy Parish Church.
The App can be downloaded to smart phones and tablets and gives visitors information about the life and worship of the Church as well as detailed information about the building and its stunning array of features.
The current Aylsham Church building was built by John of Gaunt (4th Son of Edward III & Duke of Lancaster) in 1372 and the oldest window in the Church can be dated to 1320. The church contains a 15th Century Rood Screen and a Pulpit dating from 1637.
The Church is also home to the grave of Humphry Repton, the nationally known landscape gardener from the 18th Century and examples of his work include Sheringham Park.
The App is just part of Aylsham Church’s technical developments which started with the free internet access to visitors provided by WiSpire.
Revd Canon Andrew Beane, Team Rector of Aylsham said: “The App is just the beginning of our digital developments. We already have an interactive tour around the Church using QR codes, a really popular Facebook Page with over 650 likes, and a Twitter account with near 1000 followers. The App will also be developed thanks to a Grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to provide a tour for those with a visual impairment."
"Technology is a wonderful tool and something the Church can use to share our message of Good News. Just recently we even streamed live a Baptism to family members in the USA who were unable to be at the service! We hope the App will encourage visitors and local people to come and explore the church and find out more about our fascinating heritage and the services we offer to the community”
The Church today hosts a number of community events including the popular Monday Sale; the Cromer & District Foodbank; children’s activities including after school clubs and activity days as well as hosting concerts, talks and regular Sunday worship.