Pentney: St Mary Magdalene, Pentney

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Parts of the Church of St Mary Magdalene date back to Norman times. Originally only half the length and apsidal in its eastern end as indicated by the internal arcades. The church was doubled in length in the 13th or 14th centuries. On the east wall survive two fine examples of consecration crosses. In 1977 six silver Anglo-Saxon brooches from the 9th century were discovered in the churchyard and are now in the British Museum. Nearby is the ancient gatehouse of the Augustinian Pentney Abbey, the largest gatehouse in the County of Norfolk and newly restored and open to the public on afternoons in August.


Those entering this building experience a sense of the continuity of prayer over the centuries and a place where God is to be discovered amidst the tumult of our world


Last updated 22 January 2017

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Revd Canon Stuart Nairn
The Rectory, Narborough, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE32 1TE
(01760) 338552 (Canon Stuart Nairn - incumbent) or 01760 338037 (Mrs Sue Neep - churchwarden)

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Sung Eucharist
Every Sunday at for ½ hour
Holy Communion
Order One said communion
Every second Sunday at 9:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Morning Praise
A service of the Word led by the laity.
Every fourth Sunday at 10:15 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
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Morning Praise
Morning Praise
Sunday 22nd October 2017 at 10:15 AM for ¾ hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings
Church Open The church is normally open but the the key is available from Mrs Janet Beck, Kairouan, Back Road, Pentney tel: 01760 337419 if locked
Hall for Hire
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Incumbent: The Revd Canon Stuart Robert NAIRN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5315
Built: 1100
Architect: Mrs Ruth Blackman
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Our Patron: Bishop of Norwich
Archdeaconry: LYNN (263)
Deanery: BRECKLAND (26301)
Benefice: Nar Valley (26/284CP)
Parish Legal Name: Pentney (260654 )
CofE Church Info: (626654 26/654)
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The current editor is: Stuart Nairn

This page was last updated on Wednesday 11th October 2017
Pentney: St Mary Magdalene : Narborough Road, Pentney, Norfolk, PE32 1JH

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