Posted 17th Feb 2016 by Peter Byrne
Are you after a camping holiday with a bit of a difference this year?
One Norfolk church is offering you the chance to do just this. "Champing" has now become a thing, providing holidaymakers with the chance to stay in the fantastically-adorned Church of St Michael the Archangel, in Booton, from May.
The Grade II-listed building has been unused since 1987 and is among 347 in England which are protected by the Churches Conservation Trust, which involves finding imaginative ways to get people to return. "Champing" was first introduced last year as four sites were initially rolled out - this is increasing to 10 this year.
The minister for heritage and tourism, Tracey Crouch, said: “This scheme is truly an encouraging way to ensure the rich history in churches is not lost.”
To find out more visit www.champing.co.uk
Image courtesy of Joseph Casey