"Champing"- church camping expands across the East

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Now if you're put off camping because you can never rely on the weather than perhaps you could try "champing" which is camping inside a church.

The idea started in Northamptonshire. Now 10 redundant churches are opening their doors to overnight guests from May. Seven are here in East Anglia- including three in Cambridgeshire.

St Michael the Archangel at Booton near Reepham in Norfolk is one of the churches taking part in Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Churches Conservation Trust looks after 347 historic churches across England and first trialled champing in Northamptonshire two years ago.

To stay costs £55 per person including breakfast but you can take your own food and drink.