Grimston: St Botolph, Grimston

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A grand 'wool' church (Listed Grade 1) with a magnificent 15th century tower and a friendly congregation using modern English services and a variety of music.  There was a big pottery industry here for several centuries, exporting Grimstonware all over Europe, so maybe St.Botolph's is a pottery church as much as a wool church., and the Western half of the parish is called Pott Row.

The most family-friendly service of the month is the third Sunday of the month (except August) when there's late breakfast from 10.15am until 10.45, before a 45 min.service with families in mind.

Several members of the Thorowgood (or Thoroughgood) family were Rectors here and the youngest son of one of them, Adam Thorowgood, baptised here in 1604, sailed to Virginia in the early days and made a big name for himself, naming the city of Norfolk after his home county. and his family home in Virginia Beach is a namtional monument. 

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 This shows all Service Times and a calendar of events.



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Rev Jane Holmes
The Rectory,
Grimston Road,
King's Lynn, Norfolk
PE32 1QA
(01553) 636227 (Rector) or 01485 601251 (Revd. Judith Pollard)

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Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Church Open From Dawn to Dusk
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Incumbent: The Revd Jane Margaret HOLMES
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2636
Built: 1270 plus earlier and later bits!
Architect: whoever it was, they were brilliant!
Style of worship: Open evangelical
Our Patron: Queens' College Cambridge
Archdeaconry: LYNN (263)
Deanery: LYNN (26306)
Parish Legal Name: Grimston (260644 )
CofE Church Info: (626644 26/644)
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The current editor is: STEPHEN WILLIAMSON

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This page was last updated on Wednesday 16th November 2016
Grimston: St Botolph, Grimston, Norfolk, PE32 1BG - Gayton Road, Grimston on the B1153, 8 miles east of King's Lynn, its tall tower easily visible, and with bends in the road right by the church. Events and Services car parking in the old schoolyard next to the church.


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