Hedenham: St Peter's, Hedenham

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We are part of the Earsham Benefice

St Peter’s church has stood on its commanding position above the stream, overlooking this very beautiful corner of south Norfolk, for at least 800 years.

The parish which it serves is shaped rather like a long rectangle, about 3 miles north-east to southwest and 11 miles across. It is bisected by the Bl332 Norwich to Bungay road, from which a lane turns northwards beside the beautiful Tudor brick Hedenham Hall (built c.1590) and reaches the church after about 2 miles.

The Romans made bricks here at Hedenham; their extensive kiln and four of their burial urns have been discovered. William the Conqueror’s nephew owned the manor in 1086, when the Domesday Book was compiled and Pope Innocent IV issued a Papal Bull in 1247 (the original still exists) in answer to a complaint by John, the Rector, that there was also a Vicar here, and confirming the decision of the Bishop of Norwich to put a stop to this!

VISITING & DIRECTIONS
For anyone wishing to visit our church or churchyard, the building is kept unlocked everyday during daylight hours.

At the moment we are applying for grants to put a toilet and small kitchen into the church building.

The church is found on Church Road, which runs off the main Norwich Rd. The junction is opposite the Mermaid Pub, which at present is a Tandoori restaurant. There are lots of places to park on the grass verges around the church. For Sat Nav's the postcode is NR35 2LF.

SERVICES
We have a monthly BCP sung evensong at 6pm on the 1st Sunday of the month, led by our 15 strong choir lead by our Director of Music. On the 3rd Sunday of the mouth we have an All-Age family service at 11am. 

For more information please visit our website: www.earshambenefice.org.uk

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The Earsham Benefice Church Office
School Road,
Earsham,
NR35 2TF.
(01986) 894494

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Incumbent: The Revd Christopher HUTTON
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10099
Archdeaconry: NORFOLK (262)
Deanery: REDENHALL (26206)
Parish Legal Name: Hedenham (260256 )
CofE Church Info: (626256 26/256)
Short URL: acny.uk/10099/
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This page was last updated on Thursday 27th November 2014
 
 
 
Hedenham: St Peter's : Church Road, Hedenham, Norfolk, NR35 2LF

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