Sporle: St Mary, Sporle

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St Mary's has a Saxon foundation with medieval remnants, but was very heavily refurbished during the Victorian period.  It contains one of the largest medieval wall paintings in the country, telling the story of St Catherine of Alexandria.  There are also monuments to Horatio Nelson’s uncle and grandfather.  Eton College is the Lay Rector, and has recently funded the complete refurbishment of the chancel. 

Since reopening, after roof repairs, on Easter Sunday 2017, there is a regular Eucharist on the 1st and 4th Sundays of the calendar month at 11.15 a.m.  On the second Sunday of the calendar month, there is a family service which is currently held at the Methodist chapel in Sporle (11.15 a.m.), and on the 3rd Sunday of the calendar month there is a joint service with the Methodists either in the Methodist Chapel (11.00 a.m.) or at St Mary Sporle (11.15 a.m.), as advertised.

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The Revd Janet Allan
The Vicarage, White Cross Road, Swaffham, PE37 7QY
01760 622241 (Vicar) or 01760 721841 (Mrs J Palmer - Churchwarden)

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Sunday Eucharist
Eucharist with hymns (Common Worship)
Every first and fourth Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour


Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 6955
Archdeaconry: LYNN (263)
Deanery: BRECKLAND (26301)
Benefice: Swaffham and Sporle (26/406 X)
Parish Legal Name: Sporle with Great and Little Palgrave (260488 )
CofE Church Info: (626488 26/488)
Short URL: acny.uk/6955/
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This page was last updated on Monday 26th June 2017
Sporle: St Mary : The Street, Sporle, Norfolk, PE32 2DT - Centre of the village, next to the village hall

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