• 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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  • WELCOME BACK TO ST. ANDREW'S!

    WORSHIP  IN CHURCH HAS RESUMED.

    PLEASE COME AND JOIN US EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH OUR SERVICES. (MASKS ARE NOW REQUIRED.)

    Sunday, 6th September 10.30 a.m.                       Morning Worship

    Friday, 18th September  9.30 a.m.                       Morning Prayer

    Sunday, 20th September  10.30 a.m                      Harvest Festival followed by Harvest Lunch (socially distanced)

    Sunday, 27th September                                        Eucharist 

     

     EVENTS THIS MONTH  - VIRUS PERMITTING.

    NORFOLK CHURCHES TRUST CYCLE RIDE:

    SATURDAY, 12th SEPTEMBER  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

        OPEN FOR TEA: FRIDAY, 18th SEPTEMBER 2.30 - 4 p.m.

     We are very sorry but this is now cancelled.

       

     

     

     

     

     

     

        HARVEST LUNCH: 20th SEPTEMBER 12 noon

    The service will go ahead as scheduled but the lunch has been cancelled. Apologies but we will try again!

     

     

     

     

     

    The Age Concern Teas will go ahead but numbers will be restricted to six on a rolling sequence.

     

     

     

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    IF YOU NEED TO REPORT ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR OF ANY KIND,  YOU CAN CONTACT THE DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING TEAM ON:

     01603 882345 or safeguarding@dioceseofnorwich.org

    See the  SAFEGUARDING PAGE  for more details.

    OTHER SOURCES OF HELP

    Help for young people wishing to report abusive behaviour

    Parish Safeguarding Officer:   Mary Carden Tel: 07808164686

    Email:  marycarden1@icloud.com

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

    Help for adults wishing to report abusive behaviour

    Parish Safeguarding Officer:   Mary Carden Tel: 07808164686

    Email:  marycarden1@icloud.com

     

     

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    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 ready to open fully (It was officially opened by the Dean of Norwich on 1st September 2019 when only the outer shell was complete.) We are so grateful to those who built it and to those who donated materials, labour and funds. Do come and have a look!

     

    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.

     

    Many thanks too to all who helped raise the money to fund the restoration of the westernmost south chancel window! It should be back with us by Remembrance Sunday. We are now looking to repair the porch,  its roof in particular needing some attention!

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    NEW ADDITIONS TO THE WEBSITE

    The stories behind the postcards

    In addition to the pictorial record they provide, some of our postcard collection has been the stimulus for research into the histories of those that sent and received them.

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