Broads’ Spirituality

The Broads National Park provides opportunities for people to come apart and rest awhile,  walk by the water,  get into a boat and go over to the other side,  consider the lilies of the field and the birds of the air or like Jesus’  friends Peter, James and John  to go fishing. The pioneer Norfolk naturalist, Ted Ellis, called the Broads, “A breathing space for the cure of souls.”

The Norfolk Saints’ Way runs past Ted’s old home –  Wheatfen is now run as a nature reserve. It also passes his last resting place at  St.Saviour’s Church, Surlingham 

Every year more than 7 million visitors  enjoy the Broads’ National Park unique natural environment and heritage, including heritage churches.  Strangely, there would be:

No Church Without the Broads        and          No Broads without the Church

Wherever one wanders – by water, foot, or wheels – church towers lift eyes heavenwards.

Most of Broads churches are open to visitors during daylight hours.

A warm welcome awaits church enthusiasts,  casual explorers and pilgrims.