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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).

For a virtual tour of the interior click here.

How to find us

Easter Services 2017

PALM SUNDAY, 9TH APRIL

08.00          HOLY COMMUNION BCP

09.45          BLESSING OF PALMS (on the Millennium Plain) followed by Procession to Church

10.00          PARISH COMMUNION and Reading of the Passion Narrative

18.30          MUSIC & READINGS for Passiontide

MONDAY, 10TH APRIL

19.00          SUNG COMPLINE

TUESDAY, 11TH APRIL

10.00          St PETER’S PLAYTIME Easter activities for pre-school to Year 6 children

13.10          HOLY COMMUNION

19.00          COMPLINE

WEDNESDAY, 12TH APRIL

07.15          HOLY COMMUNION

10.30          THE LITANY

19.00          COMPLINE

MAUNDY THURSDAY, 13TH APRIL

10.30          HOLY COMMUNION BCP

13.10          LUNCHTIME SERVICE (30 minutes) for all who work or shop in the city, led by The Revd Robert Avery

19.30          EUCHARIST OF THE LAST SUPPER

followed by Stripping of Altars and short Vigil

President: The Revd Robert Avery

Preacher: The Revd Dr Fiona Haworth

GOOD FRIDAY, 14TH APRIL

10.30          INFORMAL ALL-AGE SERVICE (45 minutes) and Hot Cross Buns, led by

The Revd Robert Avery and Mr John Pountain

12.00          THREE HOUR DEVOTION led by The Revd Robert Avery and Ms Gill Persicke

EASTER SUNDAY, 16TH APRIL

08.00          HOLY COMMUNION BCP

10.00          PARISH COMMUNION

President: The Revd Dr Fiona Haworth

Preacher: Mr John Pountain

18.30          EVENSONG

Officiant: Ms Gill Persicke

Preacher: The Revd Robert Avery

Sunday 2nd April – Fifth Sunday of Lent – Passiontide

 8.00am – Holy Communion [BCP]

President & Preacher: The Revd Robert Avery

10.00am – Celebrating Together

Sung by the Choristers & Mancroft Minors

President & Preacher:    The Revd Robert Avery

6.30pm – Licensing of the Revd Dr Fiona Haworth by the Bishop of Norwich

Sung by the Choral Scholars & St Peter’s Singers