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 21st December – Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sunday 21st December- Fourth Sunday of Advent

8.00am – Holy Communion [BCP]

President: The Revd Janet Wyer, Associate Priest

9.45am – St Peter’s Praise in the Processional Way

10.00am – Parish Eucharist

Sung by the Choristers & Mancroft Minors

President:   The Revd Canon Peter Nokes, Vicar

Preacher:    The Revd Robert Fruehwirth, Hon. Assistant Priest

6.30pm –Evensong

Officiant:    Mr John Pountain

Preacher:   The Revd Canon Peter Nokes, Vicar



Christmas Services 2014/15

Christmas Services 2014/15


Sunday 30th November

6.30pm              Advent Carol Service


Saturday 6th December

1.00pm            MANCROFT MUSIC RECITAL: Preparing for Christmas (1 hour)


Sunday 14th December Advent 3

8.00am              HOLY COMMUNION (BCP)

10.00am            PARISH EUCHARIST

6.30pm              FESTIVAL OF LESSONS & CAROLS (1 hour)  Candlelit service


Thursday 18th December

1.10pm              LUNCHTIME CAROL SERVICE (40 minutes) for city workers and shoppers


Saturday 20th December

6.00pm              CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS CONCERT   In support of the Mancroft Advice Project  

                          Viva Voce Singers  Admission: £6 (Concs. £4)


Tuesday 23rd December

10.00am- 12 noon                      CHRISTMAS ST PETER’S PLAYTIME

                                                   The Christmas story, music, singing, arts & crafts for all the family


Wednesday 24th December  CHRISTMAS EVE

11.00am            PANTOMIME CAROL SERVICE [1 hour] with the cast of Peter Pan

                          Preacher:  The Revd Canon Peter Nokes, Vicar

                          All Welcome

11.15pm            MIDNIGHT MASS (1 hour) 

                          President & Preacher: The Vicar


Thursday 25th December  CHRISTMAS DAY

8.00am              HOLY COMMUNION (BCP)

10.00am           FAMILY CELEBRATION WITH CAROLS (50 minutes)

                         A simple and joyful Christmas celebration of  Holy Communion for all the family

                         President:  The Revd Canon Peter Nokes, Vicar

                         Preacher:   Mr John Pountain           


Thursday 1st January  2015  NEW YEAR’S DAY

12 noon             Organ Recital     Julian Haggett

                          Admission free


Sunday 18th January 2015

6.30pm               Epiphany Carol Service



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.