Postcards of Local Churches

Part of our religious heritage

By John Layton

The area around and including Great Yarmouth has many religious buildings of interest, not the least being the Parish Church of St Nicholas, which can proudly boast of being the largest Parish Church in England, if not in Great Britain.

(The photograph shown here is of the old St Nicholas Church which was destroyed by enemy bombing in World War 2.  The existing building was not erected until the 1950s.)

Here are a few postcards showing some of them.

Photo:Postcard of Booton Church nr Reedham

Postcard of Booton Church nr Reedham

Gt Yarmouth Museums

Photo:Postcard of Hopton Old Church, destroyed by fire 1865

Postcard of Hopton Old Church, destroyed by fire 1865

Gt Yarmouth Museums

Photo:Postcard of St Nicholas Parish Church Porch, pre-WW2

Postcard of St Nicholas Parish Church Porch, pre-WW2

Gt Yarmouth Museums

Photo:St Mary's RC Church, posted 1929

St Mary's RC Church, posted 1929

Gt Yarmouth Museums

Photo:Postcard of Winterton Church, posted 1969

Postcard of Winterton Church, posted 1969

Gt Yarmouth Museums

Photo:St Peters Church, Gt Yarmouth

St Peters Church, Gt Yarmouth

Gt Yarmouth Museums

This page was added by John Layton on 29/05/2007.
Comments about this page

The image entitled 'Postcard of St Nicholas Parish Church Porch, pre-WW2' is NOT St Nicholas Great Yarmouth - it is St Nicholas Kings Lynn.

By Bob Porteous
On 17/02/2011

Your leader states that the present St Nicholas church was erected in the 1950's. That is not so. The original fabric was RESTORED. There are many photographs on the internet showing its restoration. My brother-in-law was commisioned to take progress photographs during its restoration by Ratte & Kette. I lived a few yards away from the church and was able to watch the progress and go inside from time to time. The church was Reconsecrated on Monday 8th May 1961. I took some photographs of the procession, and still have my programme of the service.

By Bob Porteous
On 17/02/2011

I don't think your image of Booton church is described correctly. The caption on the postcard says 'Nr Reepham' (which is north west of Norwich, near Blickling) not Reedham. There is no Booton near Reedham.

By Bob Porteous
On 17/02/2011

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