31st March 2015: With the arrival of the new Incumbent, Sandy Dutton, things are moving on again and we are now optimistic that within a short time formal plans will be drawn up and an idea of the cost will be known.
18th January 2015: A feasibility drawing has been submitted which includes a toilet and kitchen inside the church. See Plans for more information.
21st February 2014: Salhouse PCC, of which FOSC is a sub-group, has taken the decision to put the planned kitchen and toilet extension on hold, for the time being, until the new incumbent arrives and can be involved in the decision making processes. This will not affect FOSC’s fundraising efforts - please see Events.
26 January 2014. On a sad note we have lost a very supportive FOSC member in Roy Bullers who died recently and we would like to offer our sincere condolences to his family. Despite poor health, Roy attended our meetings whenever he could and he will be very much missed.
6 January 2014. We start this year having lost Peter Allies from our committee as a result of Lorna’s early retirement. Peter, so aptly named, was the rock on which FOSC was founded and a formidable fundraiser to boot. We shall miss him very much but we are pleased that both he and Lorna will remain ‘Friends’ of Salhouse Church.
12th December 2013. We had a meeting at which all interested parties managed to reach agreement on the roof. Hooray!!
1st November 2012. We have now received the Certificate of Recommendation from the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) for our plans to extend the church and give us two toilets and a kitchen. This has taken eighteen months and five sets of plans, and is a critical step in the process. We are now undertaking consultancy from bodies such as English Heritage, the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings and the Church Buildings Council to back up our design. This will be followed by an application for planning permission to Broadland District Council. Once that is done we can complete the job of applying for the Faculty - the permission from the diocese to go ahead!