Winner of 'History & Tradition' category at the
EDP Jarrold East Anglian Book Awards 2010
The Medieval Churches of the City of Norwich celebrates what is the largest collection of urban medieval churches in northern Europe. The book reveals the city's compelling ecclesiastical set, celebrating the churches as medieval works of art and valuable social documents, as well as ancient places of prayer. Author Nicholas Groves, an acknowledged authority on the subject, describes the 31 surviving medieval churches in Norwich city centre, as well as many that have been lost since the Reformation.
Contemporary photography and fascinating archive material capture the churches' history, architecture, stained glass, monuments and other exquisite features. Many of the contemporary photographs were entries to HEART's 2009 photography competition on the city's medieval churches, reflecting how the buildings are viewed and valued by local people today. Others have kindly been provided by various local organisations and photographers. The book also contains specially commissioned interviews by Christina Lister with people closely associated with each church, providing personal reflections on each church and an absorbing insight into their surprising variety of uses today. It won the History and Tradition category of the 2010 EDP-Jarrold East Anglian Book Awards.
The 160-page colour book is priced at £12.95 and is available from stockists including: Jarrold, Norwich Tourist Information Centre, Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum, Norwich Cathedral, Hungate Medieval Art Waterstones Norwich and the Norwich Christian Resource Centre.
ISBN for the paperback version: 978-0-9560385-1-7. The hardback is now out of print.