• 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, 2nd September         10.30 a.m.          Morning Worship 

    Sunday, 16th September        10.30 a.m.          Harvest Eucharist  followed by Harvest Lunch

    Friday, 21st September          9.30 a.m.            Morning Prayer

    Sunday, 23rd September        10.30 a.m.          Sung 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:  

     

    BOOMERANG BAG MAKING ON 20th SEPTEMBER: 2.30 - 4.30 p.m.

    Boomerang Bags is a global movement to publicise the dangers and reduce the use of plastic bags by making and distributing, for free, fabric bags for shopping from recycled and unwanted material.  Please join us for a bag-making session, or just for a cup of tea and to see what we are doing.  Donations of fabric very welcome.  For more information visit boomerangbags.org or email gillwaldron2@gmail.com.

     


    Harvest Festival

    Sunday, 16  September: 12 noon HARVEST LUNCH

    Please sign up in church if you would like to join us. All welcome!

     


    WW1

    WORLD WAR 1 COMMEMORATIVE PEALS

    Wednesday, 19th September  2 - 5 p.m. in memory of Charles Cooper

    Friday, 21st September  2 - 5 p.m.  in memory of  Ernest Nelson

     

     

    CakeFriday, 21st September  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!  

      

     

    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",

    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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