Furnishings, Inventory and Classifieds
The Diocese of Norwich has over 650 churches, 110 schools and academies and our website has more than 500 views every day. All together this provides a fantastic network to be able to swap and share resources.
The Bishop's Furnishing Officer, Caroline Rawlings, is responsible for providing help and advice to Incumbents, Priests-in-Charge and Churchwardens throughout the Diocese on their church furnishings, and for the care and redeployment of furnishings from redundant churches.
Please note faculty permission may be needed to remove or introduce items of furniture into a church.
For more information or to add any items to this listings page please contact Caroline via email or by calling 01603 882351.
Download the latest national lists of furnishings available and wanted below:
Furnishings available - April 2017 (.docx / 47kb)
Furnishings Wanted - April 2017 (.docx / 27kb)
Suppliers - April 2017 (.doc / 86kb)
The church inventory:
- is a list of all articles and terrier of all lands belonging to the Church, as required by law
- is the responsibility of the churchwardens to keep up to date, including items on loan to or from the church, or lodged for safety elsewhere
- can be written up on a Terrier Form (below), to whom a copy should be sent and any additions or losses communicated
- should be produced by the churchwardens at the meeting of the PCC immediately prior to the annual parochial church meeting, with a signed statement that the contents are complete.
Terrier Form (.pdf / 373kb)
Terrier Form (.doc / 331kb)
1662 Book of Common Prayer
Wymondham Abbey are looking for 25 extra copies of the 1662 Book Of Common Prayer. If you have any to spare, please contact Cherry Saunders
Contact: Cherry Saunders, email@example.com
Altar Services Book
Flitcham PCC are in need of an Altar Services Book in good condition. If you have one that you no longer need, please contact John Ross.
Contact: John Ross, 01485 600018, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gateley church has an 1840 bible which is in need of some protection. Do you have a bible box with interior dimensions of 45cm x 30cm x10cm, which would give 2-3mm of space around the bible? If so, please contact Jamie Athill
Contact: Jamie Athill, 01328 829449, email@example.com
Does anyone have 60 chairs suitable for use in a modern Church building, which are preferably padded and stackable. If so, please contact Sandy Dutton
Contact: Sandy Dutton, 01603 721181
All Hallows Hospital Chapel is in need of a lectern for a Book of Remembrance in their chapel for those who have died in their care. They would be very grateful either for an altar lectern, or one that stands on the floor.
Location: All Hallows Hospital Chapel, Ditchingham
Contact: Howard Green, 07879 883045, firstname.lastname@example.org
Outdoor Nativity Set
Do you have an outdoor Nativity set that you no longer use? If so, we would be happy to give it a new home. Please contact Sandy Dutton on 01603 721181
Contact: Sandy Dutton, 01603 721181, mailto:email@example.com
Pew runners and Green altar frontal
St Andrew's North Burlingham are looking for a green altar frontal to fit a communion table which is 30" in width, 60" long and depth/height of 39". However, the present cream cloth is suspended on rings that is 36" in depth/height. They would also like some pew runners - the pews are of various lengths, mostly 7ft, but some are 6'10", 5'6" and 5'
Contact: Sue Shillam, firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship Today (500 Hymns) - words edition
Copies of Worship Today (500 hymns) - words edition are wanted by St Augustine’s Church, Norwich
Contact: Dot Lenton, 01603 627944, email@example.com