• St. Andrew's in the early morning sunshine.St. Andrew’s stands at the entrance to the Norfolk village of Great Ryburgh, close to the bridge over the River Wensum. This round tower church with Saxon origins is a distinctive feature of a village that is essentially a working community with a maltings, some light industry and a shop that has been retained as a community venture. 

    The cruciform design of the church building is unusual, each arm  of the cross being almost equal in length.The reordering of the Chancel in 1912 by Sir Ninian Comper gives the building a wonderful feeling of space and light as well as a flexibility of use which the parish uses to full advantage for its services, community events and concerts. 

    St. Andrew's, Great Ryburgh is part of the Upper Wensum Benefice. The Revd. Robin Stapleford looks after seven parishes with the help of reader, Richard Hirst and a number of retired clergy who give generously of their time. 

    Visitors are welcome every day of the week.

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  • WHAT IS GOING ON THIS MONTH?

    SERVICES: 

    Sunday, 3rd December      6 p.m.                   A Service for Advent with the Great "O" antiphons.

    Friday,  15th December    9.30 a.m               Short  BCP Eucharist in St. Thomas's Chapel 

    Sunday, 17th  December  10.30 a.m              Sung Eucharist

    Friday, 22nd December    7 p.m.                   Carols by Candlelight

    Sunday, 24th  December  5.30 p.m.               Christingle service: children are especially welcome!

    Monday, 25th December  10.30  a.m.            Christmas Day Eucharist

    Come and join us, even if you are not familiar with our services! 


    RINGING:     Practices every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30 p.m.  Sunday ringing  half an hour before the Sunday service.

    RYBURGH SINGERS: Rehearsals in church on Wednesday  afternoons at  2 p.m. 


    EVENTS:  

    Christmas Market  Saturday, 9th December :  CHRISTMAS MARKET  9.30 - 12 noon                       Gifts, flowers, wrapping paper, ribbon, crackers, decorations, books and much more.   St. Andrew's Pantry open for coffee and festive fare. In aid of Church Funds.

     

    Sunday, 10th December :  CHRISTMAS CONCERT with Afternoon Tea   3 p.m.      The Ryburgh Singers invite you to an afternoon of seasonal music and light hearted  readings. Donations for Church Funds

     

     

    ChurchyardHELP US RAISE THE FUNDS FOR A  MUCH NEEDED LAVATORY  AND PARKING AREA!  Click here.

     http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/tumbrel-made-by-great-ryburgh-farmers-foundry-to-raise-money-for-st-andrews-church-project-1-5300734

    READ ABOUT THE RECENTLY DISCOVERED ANGLO-SAXON GRAVES:

    http://www.mola.org.uk/blog/all/2016?page=1

    https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/news/survival-of-rare-anglo-saxon-coffins


     RECENTLY UPDATED PAGES

    Open Churches Week 2017  See the photographs!

    Our Christian Belief with illustrative photographs taken in the church

    Tumbrill Restoration  See the latest pictures of the Farmers Foundry Tumbrill

    William Ainger Howman   Not on the Roll of Honour in St Andrews

    From the Bell Tower 2017: an illustrated version of the monthly column in "The Upper Wensum Diary".

    The Wedding Fair   If you are thinking about getting married in church, have a look at the pictures!


    RYBURGH "THINK AND THANK" HERITAGE LOTTERY AWARD

    Think and Thank screenWe are delighted to have been awarded  a £9,000  Heritage Lottery grant to help us participate more fully in the nation's WW1 commemorations and to conserve  our colourful "Think and Thank" memorial screen. Since the grant was awarded in June 2104 we have been finding out what we can about the soldiers whose names are inscribed on it and researching  local life during the war years. There have been plenty of opportunities for people to take part: workshops to investigate WW1 food, events to recreate the silk embroidered cards that were sent back from the Western Front as well as activities to record information about the past.

    Click on the images  below for further information:

    Angel

           

           - account of our WW1 events and activities 

     

    Cleaning the screen       

           - cleaning the "Think and Thank" screen 

      

    Wreath

           

         - research into the families of the Ryburgh soldiers.

     

    Singing

             

         - WW1 music

     

    WW1 food

              

            - WW1 food

     

    Cards

     

          - WW1 silk embroidered cards 

     

    Peal ringers

               

            - WW1 commemorative peals

      

    “THE THINK AND THANK PROJECT”: WHERE NEXT?

    The project came to an end in June 2016  but the commemorative peals and research  continue.

    Contact us if you would like to contribute memories that have been passed down or if you would like to take part in any of the activities.Ryburgh Think and ThankHLF

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