St Mary’s, StalhamOpen daily dawn to dusk.
St Mary the Virgin in Stalham is a large Perpendicular church. The outline of a huge west window is still visible. Inside, the eye is drawn to the fine 15th century font with lovely carvings of the Trinity, the Baptism of Christ and pairs of saints. The font's survival is due to the fact that it was plastered over to hide the 'popish' figures. Other fonts were not so lucky. The figures emerged during the Victorian restoration. Spot the squints either side of the chancel arches, through which the chancel altar was visible. The west window is the work of William Morris of Westminster and was installed in 1920. Five restored panels of the rood screen now hang on the south wall of the chancel. From left to right: St Andrew, Thomas of Canterbury, Edward the Confessor, St Edmund and St Roche. St Roche is very rare and here he displays plague spots on his left leg. Coffee in served in the church every Tuesday morning.
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