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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 5th October – Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 5th October  -  Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

8.00am – Holy Communion [BCP]

President: The Revd Robert Fruehwirth, Honorary Assistant Priest

10.00am – Parish Communion

Sung by the Choristers & Choral Scholars

President & Preacher:  The Revd Janet Wyer, Associate Priest

6.30pm – Evensong

Sung by the Choral Scholars

Officiant:  The Revd Janet Wyer, Associate Priest

Preacher: Mr John Pountain

Autumn Recitals

Our admission free Autumn Recitals continue on Saturday 4 October with a special evening Gala Organ Recital (7pm) to mark the 30th year of our Peter Collins organ. It will be given by brilliant organist and collaborator in new music James McVinnie. A former Assistant Organist of Westminster Abbey, James has played at many state occasions and special services of national importance including the 2011 Royal Wedding. His solo recital career has taken him across four continents.

We are delighted that this recital will include the UK premieres of Ordinary by David Lang (winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Music and one of America’s most performed composers) and Echo the part by Richard Reed Parry (of Grammy Award winning Arcade Fire) alongside works by Byrd, Buxtehude, Bach and others. Admission free.

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.