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 a number of retired clergy who give generously of their time.
Visitors are welcome every day of the week.
EVENTS THIS MONTH
Saturday, 6th August: 6.30 p.m.
BARBECUE outside the William Martin Building: contact us for tickets
Friday, 19th August: 2.30 - 4 p.m.
OPEN FOR TEA: Come and join us for a cup of tea, a scone and a slice of cake. All welcome!
RYBURGH ARTS FESTIVAL: 26th - 29th AUGUST 2022
Friday: Preview Party 7 - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.
Monday: 10 - 4 p.m.
For details about the CHOIR and the RYBURGH RINGERS, please CONTACT US.
Our church building has been here for over 1,000 years and we try to ensure it is a welcoming and inspiring place for worshippers, local residents, visitors and pilgrims.
The William Martin Building with its much needed handwashing and hospitality facilities is open fully. We are so grateful to those who built it and to those who donated materials, labour and funds. We are also pleased to announce that we received £5,000 from the Lottery Community Fund to provide tables and chairs (plus a storage container) for outdoor hospitality. They got plenty of use last summer and the same is true of 2022!
Many thanks too to all who helped raise the money to fund the restoration of the westernmost south chancel window! It is now back with us, with help from the Norfolk Churches Trust and the Round Tower Churches Society . The next task is to repair the porch, its roof in particular needing some attention. We also hope to restore the westernmost south nave window to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Any help with the fundraising would be gratefully received!
Pilgrims walking the Walsingham Way are very welcome.
We can offer a place to camp, kitchen and W.C. as well as basic shelter if the weather is bad. You can contact the churchwarden on 01328 829413.