A New History of South Creake Church
A Church in a Landscape
A history of South Creake church
by Roger Arguile (£6.99 including p&p)
Fr Roger Arguile has just published a new history of a South Creake, its church, its life and its setting in the great events of the last Millennium.
As Fr Roger says:
"Some histories of village life are written as if the inhabitants believed nothing . . . some describe what happened to and in the church building without reference to how people earned their bread or conducted their working lives . . . "
This new history sets the life of the church in the context of the great events of the Millennium. For much of that time Norfolk was one of the richest and most significant areas of the country and the processes of change are described as they affected one part of Norfolk, focussing on one village.
As the author goes on to say:
"Villages were a vital resource of people and food; they were not...self contained and isolated units; ... Labourers moved in search of work, soldiers were recruited, land was bought and sold, ideas were disseminated; they may not have been the places where ideas originated but they were the places where ...they were practiced."
Using original research material Roger Arguile considers the changing role of the village church over the period and offers some thoughts on its future.
Church in a Landscape can be obtained directly from the PCC Secretary for just £6.99 (including postage and packing) or from Local Bookshops.