EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENT COMMENCED 14 MAY 2012
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THE PROGRESS SO FAR!
"Seek to love and serve both God
and our neighbour"
Holt is a beautiful Georgian town, for many years the principal market town of North Norfolk. The Parish Church of Saint Andrew's, here in Holt since before 1086 the year of the Doomsday Book, is situated in the heart of the town at the end of Church Street, which is found leading from the War Memorial at the east end of what was the original Market Place.
The Church is open everyday and members of our congregation are here to greet you between Easter and the end of September. You will always be most welcome.
The present 14th Century Church
It is almost certain that a Church was built on this
in the 11th Century, making this a
place of worship and prayer over a period nearly
a thousand years.
Nothing of the original building survives, much of
the present building dating back to the 14th Century. During this time, churches in the neighbouring thriving coastal ports were being built on a grand scale "to the Glory of God." Holt did not share this same prosperity so the church was built to a relatively modest design although there was originally a spire.
The Great Fire of Holt
A disastrous fire swept through the town on Saturday 1st May 1708 and the Church was gutted. It was rebuilt in 1727 and then further restored by Butterfield in the 1860's. In 2005 a Chapel of the Holy Sacrament was installed.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and that we shall have the opportunity to welcome you personally to St Andrew's.
Worship, activities and fellowship
All are welcome and Christians of all traditions are invited to visit anytime and join in the worship, activities and fellowship. We welcome those of all faiths, religions and denominations.
For over 900 years, from one generation to the next, the church in Holt has served the parish. Today the church remains very active with over 100 people actively involved in the running of the Parish.
Spiritually, as we seek to proclaim afresh the love of God. Day by day, week by week, the worship of God continues in this place giving thanks for the love of Jesus and to ask Him to guide the world, this parish and our own individual lives.
Graveyard Records and Enquiries
A full survey has recently been made of the graveyard to create a record for those who may wish to explore their family history.
The record is complicated and as precise as possible and therefore queries may be addressed, for a small charge, to our record keepers Olive and Chris Thompson at: firstname.lastname@example.org