Scarning: St Peter & St Paul, Scarning

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Doctor Augustus Jessopp, Chaplain to King Edward VII, was Rector of Scarning from 1879 to 1911.  He wrote several books about his life and times and recorded that in his day “Scarning comprised a few significant properties and about 50 hovels”.

Times have changed – Scarning is now home to around 3000 people – with a distinct lack of hovels.  Geography

The parish of Scarning lies immediately to the west of the parish of Dereham.  It comprises the old village around the church of St Peter and St Paul, several outlying hamlets and a large, modern estate on the Dereham boundary.  Scarning VC  Primary School is situated between the two parts of the parish.  The school is thriving and has been developed over the last few years to accommodate 300+ children.


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Morning Prayer
Every first Sunday at 11:15 AM for ¾ hour
Parish Communion
Every second Sunday at 11:15 AM for ¾ hour
Family Service
Every third Sunday at 11:15 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Parish Communion (1662)
Every fourth Sunday at 11:15 AM for ¾ hour
Songs of Praise
Every fifth Sunday at 11:15 AM for ¾ hour
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10271
Archdeaconry: LYNN (263)
Deanery: DEREHAM IN MITFORD (26310)
Parish Legal Name: Scarning (260524 )
CofE Church Info: (626524 26/524)
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The current editor is: Michael Callow

This page was last updated on Wednesday 30th November 2016
Scarning: St Peter & St Paul : Dereham Road, Scarning, Norfolk, NR19 2PF

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