Congham: St Andrew, Congham

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A Small but friendly church in a picturesque setting, a short distance from the B1153.

Sunday services are now only a once a month  Holy Communion, Common Worship.

Congham is famous for its World Championship Snail Race on the third Saturday of July, at the super Summer Fete. 
Several members of the Spelman family were buried at Congham. In the 18th century two members of the Nelson family were rectors, Edmund Nelson, Lord Nelson's Father's 1st cousin and namesake, who were at Cambridge together, and Nelson's 2nd cousin James Rose Edmund Nelson.
More recently the church was supported by Everard and Elwes familes who lived in Congham, and there is a set of 40 individually designed kneelers designed by Joan Ross in memory of Susan Gurney (nee Elwes).

The church was linked to the (old) Rectory by an underground tunnel, which it would be fascinating to excavate but it's full of water!

Although Congham is a small village, it once had three churches, but St.Mary's and All Hallows are no longer standing.

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Rev. Jane Holmes
The Rectory
Grimston Road
King's Lynn
Norfolk PE32 5QA
(01553) 636227 (Team Rector ) or 01485 601251 (Team Vicar : Revd Judith Pollard)

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Incumbent: The Revd Jane Margaret HOLMES
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2639
Built: 1300
Style of worship: Open evangelical
Our Patron: Bishop of Norwich
Archdeaconry: LYNN (263)
Deanery: LYNN (26306)
Parish Legal Name: Congham (260640 )
CofE Church Info: (626640 26/640)
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The current editor is: STEPHEN WILLIAMSON

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This page was last updated on Wednesday 16th November 2016
Congham: St Andrew : St.Andrew's Lane, Congham, Norfolk, PE32 1DX - St.Andrew's Lane, indicated by a footpath sign and layby.Alternatively if you turn up Church Hill PE32 1DT and turn left onto the track to the church, there is now a car-park, opened in 2011

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