• 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.




    Sunday, 2nd June                  10.30 a.m.      Morning Worship

    Sunday, 16th June                 10.30 a.m.      Sung Eucharist

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

    Sunday, 22nd June                10.30 a.m.      Sung Eucharist


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

    RINGING:     Practices everyThursday at 7.30 p.m.  Sunday ringing  half an hour before the Sunday service.

    RYBURGH SINGERS: Rehearsals are currently being rescheduled. Contact us for rehearsal times.



                                             PENTECOST  Vita Christi (Life of Christ)  France, perhaps Corbie,  The Morgan Library & Museum



    TeaFriday, 21st June  2.30 - 4 p.m.:  OPEN FOR TEA 

    All welcome! Join us for a cup of tea, a scone and a slice of cake.



    Saturday, 22nd June   1 - 5 p.m:  OPEN GARDENS

    Gardens open  throughout the village,  ranging from formal design to natural surroundings,  from riverside refuge to classy courtyard.  Meet the gardeners  who created them and enjoy homemade tea and cake!  Garden passes  (£3.50  Accompanied children under 12 free)    can be purchased on the day from the church or the Memorial Hall, Fakenham Road.  Parking and toilets are available at both venues. (We regret no dogs accept assistance dogs.)







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    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 2019: 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!