Heartsease: St Francis, Norwich

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Set at the centre of the Heartsease Estate, St. Francis is the Parish Church for the Estate and the Greenborough Road area of Sprowston. The main Sunday service is at 10.30am. This service reflects the Church’s warmth and its love of the Gospel. Other opportunities for worship are also available. St.Francis’ is very much a community church, with its buildings in use throughout the week, and with activities for all ages and diverse interests. These include, House Groups, "Frankie’s" club for children and young people, Brownies and "Babblers"  for Mums & Toddlers, and a Friendship Club. St.Francis is also the base for the ecumenical Heartsease Community Project that runs a luncheon club, coffee bar and ‘listening ear’ service.  The church is currently undertaking a project to make the building more energy-efficient and to provide additional flexibility in our use of space.

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Rev P L Howard
The Vicarage
Rider Haggard Road
(01603) 702799

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Communion Service
A quiet said Communion
Every first and third Sunday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Messy Church
All-age event for all the family. featuring food, craft, activities and a short time of worship
Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Family Communion Service
A service of Holy Communion. Children have their own activities in the first part of the service and join the adults at the Peace.
Every second fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Morning Prayer
A service of morning prayer.
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Common Worship


A youth club for the 8-12 age range
Fortnightly in term time
Every Monday at 6:30 PM for 1½ hours


Morning Prayer
Said Morning Prayer in the Church Quiet Room
Every Tuesday at 9:30 AM for 20 minutes


Holy Communion
A said service of Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour


A group for Toddlers and their Carers
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Morning Prayer
Said Morning Prayer in the Church Quiet Room
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM for 20 minutes
Morning Prayer
Said Morning Prayer in the Church Quiet Room
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM for 20 minutes



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
Stained Glass


House Group

Credit union or community bank
Hall for Hire Mr E Court01603 460975
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 908
Built: 1956
Architect: J P Chaplin
Our Patron: Bishop of Norwich
Archdeaconry: NORWICH (261)
Deanery: NORWICH (EAST) (26104)
Benefice: Nor Heartsease St Fran (26/304BR)
Parish Legal Name: St. Francis, Heartsease, Norwich (260089 )
CofE Church Info: (626089 26/89)
Short URL: acny.uk/908/
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This page was last updated on Tuesday 14th July 2015
Heartsease: St Francis : Rider Haggard Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9UQ

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