Who says that the Church were not generous to a fault? In this case the Wesleyans.
Come on hands-up, and if you do put your hand up you won't get the prize of a ceramic mug.
We did wonder what the lucky recipient had done to receive this ceramic mug; good attendance, learning the scriptures, remembering a psalm word-for-word or simply staying awake through some two hour sermon?
The mug has staying power though because lasting from 1876 is no mean feat. Sadly you couldn't get half a pint in it, of tea obviously, but it's a nice artefact and a piece of social history too.
How did it get to West Norfolk? A travelling preacher probably, maybe Bible John brought it all the way South.