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Welcome to the website of the Parish Church of St Peter Mancroft in Norwich.

St Peter Mancroft is the largest of the 31 medieval parish churches in the city of Norwich and one of the finest churches in Norfolk. It is located in the market place in the centre of Norwich, close to the City Hall, Forum and Castle Museum.

A church has stood on this site since the Normans set up the new market place in the field below the castle in 1075. The current building was begun in 1430 and consecrated 25 years later and is in the perpendicular style.

As well as an exceptional building, St Peter Mancroft has a fine collection of medieval and renaissance treasures, 18th century monuments and is well-known for the English art of change ringing on church bells.

It is a lively city centre Parish church, ministering to the people and institutions of the Norwich with regular Sunday and weekday services as well as alternative forms of worship and pastoral work. The church is also a popular venue for concerts including our own free Mancroft Music Saturday lunchtime recital series.

The church is an oasis of calm for workers, shoppers and tourists alike in the centre of this bustling city. It is open Monday to Saturday throughout the year between 10am and 4pm (closing at 3.30pm in winter). Short prayers are said daily in the church at 1pm.

St Peter Mancroft, Norwich is one of the 41 churches in the Greater Churches Network of England, an informal association of non-cathedral churches which, by virtue of their great age, size, historical, architectural, or ecclesiastical importance, display many of the characteristics of a cathedral.

For photographs of the Church of St Peter Mancroft please click here (external link opens in a new window).

Sunday 27th April – Second Sunday of Easter

Sunday 27th April – Second Sunday of Easter

8.00am – Holy Communion [BCP]

President & Preacher: The Revd Canon Peter Nokes, Vicar

9.45am – St Peter’s Praise in the Octagon

10.00am – Parish Communion

President & Preacher:  The Revd Canon Peter Nokes, Vicar

6.30pm Evensong

Officiant:   The Revd Janet Wyer, Associate Priest

Preacher:  The Revd Robert Fruehwirth, Hon. Assistant Priest

 

 

 

Holy Week & Easter Services 2014

St Peter Mancroft           HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2014

Sunday 13th April Palm Sunday

HOLY COMMUNION (BCP) 8.00am

BLESSING OF PALMS (Millennium Plain) 9.45am

Followed by Procession to Church

PARISH COMMUNION 10.00am

Reading of the Passion Narrative

MUSIC & READINGS FOR PASSIONTIDE 6.30pm

 

Monday 14th April

SUNG COMPLINE 7pm

 

Tuesday 15th April

St Peter’s Playtime “Exploring Easter” 10am

Drop in any time between 10am & 12 noon

HOLY COMMUNION 1pm

HOLY COMMUNION 7pm

 

Wednesday 16th April

HOLY COMMUNION 7.15am

THE LITANY 10.30am

COMPLINE 7pm

 

Thursday 17th April Maundy Thursday

HOLY COMMUNION (BCP) 10.30am

LUNCHTIME SERVICE 1.10pm 30 mins

for all who work or shop in the city

EUCHARIST OF THE LAST SUPPER 7.30pm

Followed by Stripping of the Altars and short Vigil

President & Preacher: The Vicar

 

Friday 18th April Good Friday

INFORMAL ALL-AGE SERVICE 10.30am 45 mins

Officiant: The Revd Janet Wyer, Associate Priest

Distribution of Hot Cross Buns

THREE HOUR DEVOTION 12noon

led by the Revd Canon Jeremy Haselock

All welcome for all or part of the three hours

 

Sunday 20th April Easter Day

HOLY COMMUNION  (BCP) 8am       

PARISH COMMUNION 10am

President & Preacher: The Vicar

EVENSONG 6.30pm

Officiant: The Vicar

Preacher: The Revd Janet Wyer, Associate Priest

                       

Bookstall

The books on the bookstall at the back of the church are changed every three or four weeks and  we hope you will take the time to have a look and see if there is anything that appeals.  We try to make sure that prices are reasonable and that there is a good selection of books on offer: by buying books here you are supporting both St Peter Mancroft and the Norwich Christian Resource Centre.