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 29th November- First Sunday of Advent

Sunday 29th November – First Sunday of Advent

8.00am – Holy Communion [BCP]

President & Preacher: The Revd Robert Avery, Vicar

10.00am – Parish Eucharist

Sung by the Choral Scholars

President & Preacher: The Revd Robert Avery, Vicar

6.30pm – Advent Carol Service

Sung by the Combined Choirs

Officiant:   The Revd Robert Avery, Vicar

Christmas Services 2015/16

Sunday 29th November
6.30pm      Advent Carol Service

Saturday 5th December
1.00pm      MANCROFT MUSIC RECITAL:  Preparing for Christmas (1 hour)

Sunday 13th December Advent 3

8.00am              HOLY COMMUNION (BCP)

10.00am            PARISH EUCHARIST

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

Thursday 17th December

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

Saturday 19th December
6.00pm              CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS CONCERT  in support of the Mancroft Advice Project

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

Tuesday 22nd December
10.00am-12 noon                  CRAFTS, CAROLS & CRIB SERVICE

A Christmas celebration, with crafts & carols for pre-  school to Year 6 children, who are invited to come in nativity costumes

Thursday 24th December  CHRISTMAS EVE

11.00am            PANTOMIME CAROL SERVICE [1 hour] with the cast of the Theatre Royal Pantomime

Preacher:  The Revd Robert Avery, Vicar

All Welcome

11.15pm            MIDNIGHT MASS (1 hour) 

President & Preacher: The Vicar

Friday 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 Robert Avery, Vicar     

Friday 1st January 2016  NEW YEAR’S DAY
12 noon             Organ Recital by Julian Haggett

 Admission free

Sunday 17th January 2016
6.30pm      Epiphany Carol Service/Norwich Central Churches Together Service