• 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, 6th May               10.30 a.m.          Morning Worship for Rogation Sunday

    Friday, 18th May                9.30 a.m.          Morning Prayer

    Sunday, 20th May             10.30 a.m.          Sung Eucharist for Whit Sunday

    Sunday, 27th May             10.30 a.m.          Sung Eucharist for Trinity Sunday

            

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

    "WHY DO YOU STAND THERE LOOKING INTO THE SKY?" Acts 1:11
     

    Ascension

    "I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”  When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.  Luke 24: 49-53


    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:  

     

    CakeFriday, 18th May  2.30 - 4 p.m: OPEN FOR TEA   

    All welcome! Join us for a cup of tea, scone and slice of cake and meet some new faces!  

     

    Peal

    Saturday, 26th May  9.30 - 2 p.m.  SPRING FAIR: PLANTS and BOOKS

    Buy a garden plant, browse our huge collection of books, see the WW1 exhibition, enjoy coffee and a light lunch  in the peaceful surroundings of this unusual church.

     

     

    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

    GDPR Policy    See "Contact us",

    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 2018: 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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