St Mary the Virgin, Martham

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Martham St. Mary the Virgin is a mediaeval church* with a 98ft tower and a ring of 6 bells**, the present building being finished around 1450. There are magnificent views over the eastern Norfolk Broads and North Sea coast from the tower, open during special events.
It is the largest church in the westernmost benefice in the Flegg Group of the Deanery of Great Yarmouth.
The other three churches in the Benefice*** are (see pages & links right.):
Repps & Bastwick, St.Peter & St.Paul; Thurne with Ashby & Oby, St. Edmund; Clippesby, St.Peter.

Martham is part of NETWORK YARMOUTH and a GATEWAY CHURCH. See pages & links right.

* For more on the BRIEF HISTORY of the church, see pages & links right.
** For more on BELLS & BELLRINGING, see pages & links right.
*** See BENEFICE SERVICES THIS MONTH, in News to the right.

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Rev. Karen Rayner
The Rectory
3 Bowman Close
Off Playing Lane, Martham
Great Yarmouth NR29 4SP
(01493) 740284 or 07787715819

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Holy Communion
Our regular sung Holy Communion which moves to one of the other benefice churches on the fifth Sunday of the month
Every first second third and fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship


Mothers Union Evening Meeting (EMU)
Contact Beryl Laxton on 01493 740093 for details including the venue
Every second Tuesday at 7:30 PM


Mid-Week Communion
A quiet spoken service of Holy Communion without hymns or sermon. Very nearly every week, usually with coffee to follow. Come and join us - everyone welcome - you will be glad you did!
Every Wednesday at 9:00 AM for 35 minutes
Refreshments Common Worship
Mothers Union afternoon meeting
held at 2 Cedar Close in Martham. For further details contact Ann Meakin on 740379
Every Wednesday at 2:30 PM for 1 hour
Bell Ringing Practice
New Ringers or Beginners always welcome. Please contact Chris Harrison of 6 Pine Close, Martham or ring him on 01493 748372 for further details
Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM


The Prayer For Healing Group
The local Prayer for Healing Group meets regularly at 13 Pine Close, Martham usually on the Thursday before the 2nd Sunday of the month. Parishioners from the Benefice and visitors are welcome to place their requests in the box in the St.Blyth Prayer Chapel, Martham or contact Mary Coleman,Fred Bradford or Beryl Laxton.We pray for those who are sick in body, mind or spirit and who have asked (or someone has asked on their behalf) for prayers.
Every second Thursday at 4:00 PM


Friday Prayer For The Villages
A weekly prayer around the Benefice of Martham,Repps,Thurne & Clippesby (in the stated church order)
Every Friday at 9:00 AM for 20 minutes



Wheelchair accessible toilets
Stained Glass
Church Open Normally open 9am to 5pm (or dusk)
Other information
Priest in charge: The Revd Karen June RAYNER
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2783
Built: c1377
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Norwich Cathedral Dene & Chapter
Archdeaconry: NORFOLK (262)
Deanery: GREAT YARMOUTH (26209)
Parish Legal Name: Martham (260048 )
CofE Church Info: (626048 26/48)
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The current editor is: Duncan Laxton

This page was last updated on Wednesday 19th October 2016
St Mary the Virgin : Black Street, Martham, Norfolk, NR29 4PR - 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village

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