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 11th October – Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 11th October – Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

8.00am – Holy Communion [BCP]

President & Preacher: The Revd Matthew Hutton, Curate, Norwich St Stephen

10.00am – Parish Eucharist

Sung by the Choristers & Girls’ Choir

President & Preacher:    The Revd Leslie Hobbs

6.30pm – Evensong

Sung by St Peter’s Singers

Officiant:   Mr John Pountain

Preacher:   The Revd Canon Andrew Bryant, Canon for Mission and Pastoral Care

Sunday 4th October – Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity- Harvest Festival

Sunday 4th October – Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity- Harvest Festival

8.00am – Holy Communion [BCP]

President & Preacher: The Revd Matthew Hutton, Curate, Norwich St Stephen

10.00am – Harvest Celebrating Together

Sung by the Choristers & Mancroft Minors

President & Preacher:    The Revd James Stewart, Bishop’s Chaplain

6.30pm – Music & Readings for Harvest

Sung by the Choral Scholars

Officiant:   Ms Gill Persicke


New Incumbent

The PCC is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Robert Avery MA, MPhil as our new incumbent.   Robert undertook ordination training at Ripon College Cuddesdon and served his title post in the Central Telford Ecumenical Partnership where he was also assistant to the Religious Producer at BBC Radio Shropshire.   He undertook a second curacy at Great St Mary’s, Cambridge where he was also the Actors’ Church Union Chaplain, before becoming Vicar of St Mary’s, Tamerton Foliot, Plymouth.   From Plymouth Robert moved to his current position as Vicar of the Church of King Charles the Martyr, Tunbridge Wells in 2003.  Please pray for Robert, his wife Jacqui, their children Anna and Joe and the people of King Charles the Martyr.  The service of Institution & Induction will take place on Saturday 24th October at 2.30pm.