Rare Opportunity to see the view from the top of Morley St Botolph Church Tower
Saturday 28th May 2022 - 1pm to 5pm
This event is not for the faint hearted !! but it is worth it.
The top of the tower is 20 metres above the ground, that’s why the views are so spectacular - you can see Wymondham Abbey and four other local churches from the top. The Church sits near to top of a hill and overlooks the village of Morley St Botolph.
There is a narrow spiral stairway to access the bell chamber and then a 11 metre ladder to climb - you will be fitted with a harness and safety rope for this bit.
You must be aged between 8 and 80 years old and there will be a disclaimer to sign. Trainers or similar must be worn.
We are asking for a minimum donation of £5 / person to the Church funds - all money raised will go to the Church as this event is being run by volunteers.
These photos show the narrow stone circular stairs to the Bell Chamber, the ladder to get to the roof, and the hatch onto the roof.
Experienced climbers will be on hand to assist
There will be a number of experienced climbers to help you fit the harnesses and safety ropes and keep you safe.
They will also manage participants on the narrow stairway to ensure that nobody attempts to go up whilst others are coming down. This is a narrow stairwell which is a little dark and can be claustrophobic (there will be some LEDs where we can fit them).
They will also control the safety rope while you go up and down the ladder.
Other Marshals will help you through the hatch and onto the Church Tower Roof, and go back down again, as well as keeping you safe while you are up there.
This medieval Church takes a lot of maintenance and this event is being provided in order to help with the costs.
All the helpers are volunteers so 100% of the funds raised will go to the Morley St Botolph Church.
Although we are only asking for a minimum donation of £5 we hope you will be a generous as you can.
There will of course be tea & coffee available, and some sticky buns !!
We do hope as many people as possible will support the maintenance of this fine Grade 2* listed medieval building.
There are numerous general repairs needed as well as finishing off the re-wiring.