The Church of St Mary the Virgin
There has been a church on this site for over 900 years. In 1205 the church was appropriated to Norwich Cathedral Priory. It is during the Priory's period of responsibility that the church was eventually rebuilt from circa 1300.
The church is of great architectural significance and is Grade 1 listed having many medieval wall paintings, which we are hoping to stabilise and refurbish.
The Chancel was shortened by half in 1780 as you can see from the position of the Priest's door which should be in the middle of the chancel wall.
By 1841, the church had become very neglected - the congregation had to use their umbrellas inside the church! Urgent repairs were needed and in 1882 the church was given a new roof, pews and furniture.
In recent times a more regular quinquennial inspection is carried out and in 2010/11 urgent repairs were carried out to the north nave roof, the north porch, new gutterings and downpipes on the north side and a new drainage system.
Our latest quinquennial report in 2013 has suggested urgent repairs are needed to the south transept roof, the south porch and south side gutterings and downpipes.
All of the windows on the south and north side need repairing, restoring and cleaning which will cost approximately £20,000.
Our church is very welcoming and has an increasing congregation.
The church collects tinned and packaged foods plus toiletries for the Hunstanton Food Bank and there is a box inside the church if you would like to donate any items.
For further information contact Pam Goddard, Churchwarden on 01485 579002
Services for March and April
05.03.17 Holy Communion 9.30 am
08.03.17 Holy Communion 10 am
12.03.17 Morning Prayer 9.30 am
19.03.17 Holy Communion 9.30 am
26.03.17 Mothering Sunday Service 9.30 am
02.04.17 HC & Passion Narrative 9.30 am
09.04.17 Morning Prayer 9.30 am
11.04.17 Seder Meal 7 pm
16.04.17 HC - Easter Day 9.30 am
23.04.17 Hymn Service 6 pm
30.04.17 HC with Bishop Graham 11 am
For more information of any of the above please ring
Pam Goddard 01485 579002 - Churchwarden