Knapton: SS. Peter & Paul, Knapton

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This is an amazing and beautiful building, and the roof is just stunning! The church also boasts a brilliant little "Positive" organ. Knapton is part of the Trunch group of parishes. The group comprises Mundesley, Gimingham, Knapton, Paston, Trunch with Bradfield & Swafield. Try to visit us all! The beauty and history of these churches is amazing. Remember too that there has been worship and prayer and praise in these building for hundreds of years. You are welcome! Come to a service, or just to admire the dedication and skill of the workmanship.   The church of SS. Peter & Paul is mainly 14th century although there is evidence of an earlier church which no doubt housed the impressive 13th century font.
The plain exterior gives no clue to the treasure of mediaeval carving which lies within. Knapton has one of the finest and most handsome of double hammer beam roofs in the country constructed in 1503. We do not know why this magnificent roof should have been added to such a plain church. The fine workmanship and superb carving is probably the work of London carpenters and may have been transported along the coast to nearby Mundesley. This would give some credence to local tradition which claims that the roof was built from a shipwreck at Mundesley.
The cemetery at Knapton contains the gravestone of Commander Jefferson Miles, RN, inscribed with the legend "the vindicator of Nelson." Commander Miles strenuously refuted claims made in Parliament in 1799 that Nelson had mistreated Republican prisoners while at Naples.

There are fascinating mediaeval gravescovers in the chancel (don't fall over them!) that pre-date the current church, the church has a fine peal of bells and, as you sit and admire, drink in the ambience, and the knowledge at what has gone on in this building over the centuries. You are just the latest in a line stretching back centuries: just imagine all the prayers and supplication, the hopes, and fears, the joys and sadness that have been expressed here, along the celebrations, humility and rapture.

And be silent.

Also, for our younger visitors, you will find a pad at the back of the church for them to partake in a Children's Quiz to test their observational and keen minds. Good luck!

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Rev. Andrew Jones
The Rectory
Knapton Road
Trunch
North Walsham
NR28 0QE
01263 722218 (Rector, Trunch Group)

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Sunday

Morning Prayer
Please come along to our Morning Prayer Service which is held on the first Sunday of the month. With effect from 3rd April 2016 these will now start at the new earlier time of 9.15AM. Whether you are local or a visitor to the area we would be glad to welcome you. Please see under the Other Events tab for specific dates & any variations in place, time or occasion.
Every first Sunday at 9:15 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion
We would love you to join us for our service of Holy Communion whether you are local, new to the area or just visiting. A Holy Communion service is held on the second Sunday of the month at Knapton, with a United Holy Communion service held on the third where we alternate locations with our friends from Gimingham. Were there is a fifth Sunday in a month we join forces with the rest of the Trunch Group and have a Group Communion service which is held at one of the seven parishes - Gimingham, Knapton, Paston, Mundesley, Trunch, Bradfield or Swafield. With effect from 10th April 2016 these will now commence at the new earlier time of 9.15AM. All are very welcome but please do check under the Other Events tab for specific dates & any variations in place, time or occasion.
Every second third and fifth Sunday at 9:15 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Lay Service of Morning Prayer
On the fourth Sunday of the month Knapton now holds a special lay service of Morning Prayer where we all contribute.The churchwarden leads the service with input from various members of the regular congregation. Come along and join in the worship! See under the Other Events tab for specific dates & any variations in place, time or occasion.
Every fourth Sunday at 9:15 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
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Morning Prayer - Lay Service
Please join us for our service of Morning Prayer led by our Church Wardens with input from the regular congregation. Come along and join us in our worship and stay for coffee & cake/biscuits afterwards - everyone welcome. START TIME: 9.15am.
Sunday 26th November 2017 at 9:15 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
Morning Prayer - Advent 1
A service of Morning Prayer led by Andy Lee. Please join us for worship & refreshments to follow!
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 9:15 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion - Advent 2
Please join us for our Holy Communion Service which will be led by Rev. Andrew Jones with a sermon from Sue Ling. All are very welcome.
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 9:15 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Carols!
Come and join us for Christmas carols as we remind ourselves what Christmas is really all about! Leading the Service will be Betty Taylor. Please come and join us to celebrate Christmas and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:30 PM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Common Worship Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Holy Communion,Christmas Day - 10:00AM
Holy Communion led by Rev. Andrew Jones with a sermon from Betty Taylor. Join us to celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ! The service will commence at 10am and we invite you to stay afterwards for a glass of sherry and a mince pie.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Common Worship Christmas Carols Mince Pies
GROUP SERVICE at Mundesley - 10:00AM
Although there is no service at Knapton this Sunday please do travel to Mundesley and join us in our service of Holy Communion at All Saints' church. The service will be led by Rev. Pamela Fawcett with a sermon from Peter Clough. All congregations from Mundesley, Trunch, Bradfield, Swafield, Gimingham, Knapton and Paston join together but anyone new or just visiting will be most welcome. PLEASE NOTE the START TIME is 10AM with refreshments afterwards.
Sunday 31st December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship

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Incumbent: The Revd Andrew Edward JONES
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5414
Archdeaconry: LYNN (263)
Deanery: REPPS (26308)
Benefice: The Trunch Group (26/436CP)
Parish Legal Name: Knapton (260156 )
CofE Church Info: (626156 26/156)
Short URL: acny.uk/5414/
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Knapton: SS. Peter & Paul : Pond Lane, Knapton, Norfolk, NR28 0SB - Like most churches in Norfolk, you can see it for miles!

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