Little Massingham: St Andrew, Little Massingham

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Little Massingham was separated from Great Massingham at the grand survey of 1087 so possibly our church was first built then though we believe it had Saxon roots. There are remains of a Norman window in the chancel. The C15 porch carries a quote from John 4,23, "The hour cometh and now is when worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth". The exterior S clerestory wall is made of lumps of red Hunstanton chalk. The poppy head pews have carvings of blackberries, hops, ivy, passion flowers, acorns, hips, haws and wheat. The notable Jekyll pulpit carries a Victorian version of a "green man".The First World War memorial is in particularly good taste. In the church yard one may find the Commonwealth War graves of airmen from the parish's 2nd World War Bomber Command airfield and two Celtic crosses to soldiers from the 14-18 war. The tower roof carries graffiti from the Napoleonic era. During 2006/7 the tower and north aisle leads have been renewed and some of the flint walls restored at a cost of £140K. Our thanks to English Heritage, Norfolk Churches Trust, and the Wolfson Foundation for all their help, and to the Almighty Father for answering our prayers.

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Eric Bothamley
Glebe Cottage
Church Lane
Little Massingham
King's Lynn
PE32 2JT
(01485) 520258

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Holy Communion
Common Worship Order One in Contemporary Language with hymns, followed by coffee and biscuits
Every first and third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Morning Prayer
Traditional BCP led by Church-warden. Readings from King James Bible. Organist Thelma Lincoln. Followed by coffee and buiscuits.
Every second and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer


Midweek Mass
A brief, quiet and contemplative service held in Harpley, Weasenham, Great and Little Massingham churches in rotation. Phone for details of this month's venue. 01485 5202058
Every Wednesday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Prayer Group
Held in a variety of local homes but chiefly at the contact address; the session concludes with coffee, biscuits and a social time. Transport is arranged as necessary.
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours


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Incumbent: The Revd Jane Margaret HOLMES
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10268
Built: 1200 A.D.
Architect: Thomas Jekyll Victorian restorations
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: LYNN (263)
Deanery: LYNN (26306)
Parish Legal Name: Little Massingham (260518 )
CofE Church Info: (626518 26/518)
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The current editor is: STEPHEN WILLIAMSON

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This page was last updated on Wednesday 16th November 2016
Little Massingham: St Andrew : Church Lane, Little Massingham, Norfolk, PE32 2JT - On a country lane, half way between Harpley and Great Massingham, turn west, i.e.left if you are heading north, i.e. towards the coast.

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