The church is open for private prayer every day of the week.


Services this month:

Sunday, 7th July  11.15 a.m. :     Eucharist

Friday, 12th July  9.30 a.m. :     Morning Prayer

Sunday, 14th July 10.30 a.m. :  Morning Worship

Sunday, 28th July 10.30 a.m. :   Eucharist 



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

Readings and prayers for those unable to get to Sunday services

 (click on the link)

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 now divides his time between two benefices and  looks after fourteen parishes with the help of a number of retired clergy who give generously of their time.  

Visitors are welcome every day of the week.

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OPEN FOR TEA: Friday, 19th July  2.30 – 4 p.m.

All welcome!  Join us for a scone, tea & cake.



We look forward to welcoming the Thornhill Singers who will be offering a miscellany of choral favourites including polyphony, madrigals, spirituals and folk songs from C16– C20. There will be an opportunity to meet the musicians after the concert over a glass of wine. Entry is free but you are invited to show your appreciation by contributing to the Retiring Collection. Do come and enjoy this Summer Concert.  The sun should be out by then!



Tickets are now available for this popular event to include sausages, hamburgers, a range of salads, puddings and wine. (Vegetarian options available.) Please leave a message on 829413 to book a place and include any dietary requirements. A donation of £10 - £15 is suggested but it is up to you. Please bear in mind that prices have gone up considerably since Chris and Lesley first organised this event! The proceeds will help keep our church open.


The choir rehearses on Tuesday afternoons and the Ryburgh Ringers on Thursday evenings. New recruits always welcome!

The Friday Morning Team meets every week to keep our churchyard and field cared for, colourful and open to all. Please come and join 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 fully in use. We wonder how we ever managed without it! We are so grateful to those who built it and to those who donated materials, labour and funds.  The  Jubilee Window was returned to the church in time for it to be blessed and dedicated on Remembrance Sunday. Thanks go to the many who donated to the Restoration Fund  and also to The Round Tower Churches Society, The Norfolk Churches Trust, The Benefact Trust and  Crispmalt. Thanks to Peter, the porch roof has now been repaired and the interior cleaned and refurbished to great effect.


JOINTING AND REPOINTING 23/24:  The current project is the repointing of the north and west nave walls,  together with repairs to the east and south walls at ground level where the walls meet the perimeter channel.  Any donations would be very helpful to ensure we can complete the project on time.  Not a glamorous task but a very necessary one to avoid costly bills in the future!


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.


Guess who this might be ?

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Read about the history of Little Ryburgh.

Click here.


See the latest postcard images as we pass the 100 mark.

Click here.


As war returns to Europe, let us not forget the lessons of the past. Read about William David Howard who represents all the people who as a direct result of the War suffered and died post conflict.He is our 46th name on the revised Roll of Honour for Great and Little Ryburgh and Testerton.

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 01603 882345 or

See the  SAFEGUARDING PAGE  for more details.



Help for young people wishing to report abusive behaviour

Parish Safeguarding Officer:  Mary Carden Tel: 07808164686       Email:

You can if you wish also contact Childline ( or telephone 0800 1111 This service offers free, confidential advice and support about whatever is worrying you.

Also: the NSPCC  0800 802020.


Help for adults wishing to report abusive behaviour

Parish Safeguarding Officer:   Mary Carden Tel: 07808164686       Email:

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