RESURRECTION - 2000-2020

With the new millennium the sad decay of the redundant church continued . By 2005 the path leading to the church from the war memorial had become so overgrown that it was almost impossible to reach the churchyard. The church was in a very sorry state - a picture of neglect among a forsaken churchyard.

Then 2007 saw the beginning of the almost magical rejuvenation of St Mary's church and churchyard  
A decade of love, generosity, commitment, skill and hard work has step-by-step restored the church and its surroundings to its former glory as a sacred and place. Inspiring people with its beauty, craftsmanship and living history, and its churchyard memorials to Forncett people of the past. It is once again a place of worship - also a haven of peace where visitors and pilgrims are welcome. Today it serves the local community, hosting a variety of concerts and other events. Furthermore, it is now in better repair - and more homely and attractive - than it has been for centuries.

churchyard

neglected churchyard

st mary church


neglected churchyard

st mary church