Seven Sacrament Fonts Tour, 3rd September


Self transported tour of Seven Sacrament Fonts.

We encourage car sharing for this excursion, as parking can be awkward or restricted at one or two of the churches, so please let us know what spaces you have, and if you might like to be buddied up with a driver.There are 20 places.

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Seven Sacrament Fonts, led by Dr Dominic Summers, 3rd September 10.30-16.30.

The seven sacrament font is an enigmatic and almost entirely East Anglian phenomenon. 42 fonts survive, all dating from c1450-c1540: 26 in Norfolk, 14 in Suffolk and 2 outliers – one in Kent and the other in Somerset. They are fascinating objects, complex and often very beautiful, from which we can learn much about medieval religion and society. The tour will be led by Dr Dominic Summers who developed an interest in seven sacrament fonts when studying at UEA. He wrote a dissertation on their craftsmanship and production for his MA, in 2006, before going on to research late medieval church towers in Norfolk for his PhD.


  • 10.30 Meet at Alderford, St John the Baptist
  • 11.45 Great Witchingham, St Mary
  • 12.45 Lunch and travel to Salle
  • 14.15 Salle, St Peter & St Paul
  • 15.30 Marsham, All Saints

Lunch: Reepham has some good pubs, and there’s the Station Café too, or bring a packed lunch for a picnic!

The inspiration for this tour is the series WATER at Hungate, Norwich. An exhibition about Norfolk’s seven sacrament fonts, featuring new photography by one of their trustees, is on there until 9th July so please try to see it first. (Open Sat 10-4 & Sun 1-4). For further information see