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.

Registers are extant from 1552 and also held in Norwich at the Record Office, but we have photographed every page, and indexed or transcribed them too . Email [email protected] if you would like help with your search, or to have jpg files of register pages for a small fee.

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.

The Parish magazine can be downloaded from www.grimston.org

A few years ago we were featured in the national press as the first to announce that we take Euros in the collection.  We still do, but how long will that last?

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Rev Jane Holmes
The Rectory,
Grimston Road,
Gayton,
King's Lynn, Norfolk
PE32 1QA
(01553) 636227

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WAHM!
At our new Primary School, Holly Meadows, we have an after-school club on a Wednesday at 3.15pm for all Primary age children, though the club divides into two for part of each session. The club works on themes from Open the Book sessions on Tuesdays.
in termtime, barring exceptions in the school calendar every Wednesday at 3:15 PM for 1½ hours
 
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Sunday

Holy Communion
The main monthly Communion Service
Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Coffee Common Worship
Sunday Worship
A warm welcome awaits you as you join us for Worship at 10.30 Morning Worship other Sundays except on Easter Day when there is a Service at 7am
Every second third and fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee

Wednesday

WAHM!
At our new Primary School, Holly Meadows, we have an after-school club on a Wednesday at 3.15pm for all Primary age children, though the club divides into two for part of each session. The club works on themes from Open the Book sessions on Tuesdays.
in termtime, barring exceptions in the school calendar
Every Wednesday at 3:15 PM for 1½ hours

Friday

Rock Solid
Rock Solid meets in termtime from 7.30-9pm. It's led by Charles and Ellen Scott - contact them on 01485-600612
Weekly in term time
Every Friday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
Sunday School Youth Group Bell Ringing Live Music / Concerts Grade 1 Listed Building Supports Fairtrade goods Tower Floodlighting Guidebooks / notes Organ Audio Visual Facilities Church Open Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Accessible Car parking Braille Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Hearing / Induction Loop Assistance Dogs Toilets Visitor Parking Available
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During school hours. Otherwise contact the Churchwarden on 01485-601666

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Clergy: The Revd Jane Margaret HOLMES
A Church Near You ID: 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)
Benefice: Grimston Congham and Roydon (26/179BR)
Parish Legal Name: Grimston (260644 26/644)
CofE Church Info: (626644 26/644)
Short URL: acny.uk/2636/
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The current editor is: William Howard

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Grimston: St Botolph , 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., Grimston, Norfolk, PE32 1BG

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