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


Sunday Services this month:

7th  August 11 a.m. :  Eucharist

14th August 10.30 a.m. :  Morning Worship 

28th August 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 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.


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!



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.


See the latest pages on Church History.

Click here.


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.

Click here.


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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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