Norwich: St Peter, Mancroft, Norwich

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St Peter Mancroft is the largest of the 31 medieval parish churches in the city of Norwich and one of the finest churches in Norfolk. It is located in the market place in the centre of Norwich, close to the City Hall, Forum and Castle Museum.

A church has stood on this site since the Normans set up the new market place in the field below the castle in 1075. The current building was begun in 1430 and consecrated 25 years later and is in the perpendicular style.

As well as an exceptional building, St Peter Mancroft has a fine collection of medieval and renaissance treasures, 18th century monuments and is well-known for the English art of change ringing on church bells.

It is a lively city centre Parish church, ministering to the people and institutions of the Norwich with regular Sunday and weekday services as well as alternative forms of worship and pastoral work. The church is also a popular venue for concerts including our own free Mancroft Music Saturday lunchtime recital series.

The church is an oasis of calm for workers, shoppers and tourists alike in the centre of this bustling city. It is open Monday to Saturday throughout the year between 10am and 4pm (closing at 3.30pm in winter). Short prayers are said daily in the church at 1pm.

St Peter Mancroft, Norwich is one of the 41 churches in the Greater Churches Network of England, an informal association of non-cathedral churches which, by virtue of their great age, size, historical, architectural, or ecclesiastical importance, display many of the characteristics of a cathedral.

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The Revd Canon Ian Bentley
c/o Church Office
The Chantry
01603 610443 (Interim Priest/Office) or 01603 627816 (Interim Priest)

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Holy Communion
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Eucharist
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Every Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour


Holy Communion
Every Tuesday at 1:10 PM for 1 hour


Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 7:15 AM for 1 hour


Holy Communion
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
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Advent Carol Service
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Festival of Lessons & Carols
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Lunchtime Carol Service
For city workers & shoppers
Thursday 21st December 2017 at 1:10 PM for 40 minutes
Christmas Carols
Pantomime Carol Service
with the cast of the Theatre Royal pantomime
Friday 22nd December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Crafts, Carols & Crib Service
A Christmas celebration, with crafts & carols for pre-school to Year 6 children
Saturday 23rd December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Candle-lit Family Concert
By Viva Voce singers in aid of Mancroft Advice Project
Saturday 23rd December 2017 at 6:00 PM
Parish Eucharist
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Midnight Mass
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:15 PM for 1 hour
Holy Communion
Monday 25th December 2017 at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Celebration with Carols
A simple and joyful Christmas celebration of Holy Communion for all the family
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight

Church Open 10am-3.30pm (Oct-March); 10am-3.30pm (April-Sept)

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire Contact Church Office on 01603 610443 or email
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10021
Built: 1430
Our Patron: The Parochial Church Council
Archdeaconry: NORWICH (261)
Deanery: NORWICH (EAST) (26104)
CofE Church Info: (626106 26/106)
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The current editor is: Christine Hood

This page was last updated on Friday 27th October 2017
Norwich: St Peter, Mancroft : Market Place, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RD

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