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Of Churches Toothache and Shee
Norwich Historic Churches Trust book launch

On June 15 Norwich based publishers, Lasse Press, are hosting a book launch for its summer publication list which includes a collection of essays from the Norwich Historic Churches Trust.

The Norwich Historic Churches Trust (NHCT) exists to repair, maintain and manage 18 of Norwich’s redundant medieval churches in order to preserve the heritage of the city.  

In 2014 and 2015 the NHCT held a day conference and the written papers on the history surrounding these churches have been collected into a new book called Of Churches, Toothache and Sheep.  The collection, published by Lasse Press, is edited by Nicholas Groves, convenor of the conferences and co-author of William Stephen Gilly

Susan Curran, Founder of Lasse Press, author and a Friend of Norwich Historic Churches Trust, said: “Heavily illustrated in colour, this book has a very readable selection of papers on church-related subjects, including Roman Catholic chapels in Norwich, changes in church usage related to the Reformation, saints who were called on to help sufferers from toothache, and the massive funeral in 1466 of John Paston, one of the famous family of letter-writers.” 

You are welcome to join the publishers and authors to help celebrate the launch of Of Churches, Toothache and Sheep on Wednesday, June 15, 6pm – 8pm at Writers Centre Norwich based at Dragon Hall

The launch will include drinks and if you would like to attend please RSVP to lassepress@gmail.com or call 01603 665843 (acceptances only).

The NHCT is also planning a major programme of cultural activity funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.  A ‘taster’ weekend of events is planned for the Heritage Open Days weekend, September 9–11 and then a weekend of activities will be held in April 2017 to promote and spread knowledge of the medieval churches.

More information on the book is available at www.lassepress.com and for information on events and to get involved with the Trust’s friends as a volunteer visit www.fnhct.org.uk.

Writers Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall, 115–123 King Street, Norwich NR1 1QE

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