We are part of The Earsham Benefice
Ditchingham parish church is a magnificent building which is well worth a visit, set in a picturesque situation on Belsey Bridge Road to the east of the main Norwich to Bungay road.
The crowning glory of this ancient building is it's lofty tower, reaching almost 100 feet in height. The foundation stone of the tower was laid in 1479 by Bishop Goldwell and it's architect was James Woderofe.
Several times a year the church tower is open to visitors for a weekend and the view over the surrounding countryside is quite beautiful.
On Monday evenings the magical sound of church bells can be heard as the bell ringers practice their skills!
For anyone wishing to spend a time of quiet or visit the church, the building is kept unlocked during daylight hours throughout the year.
The church has toilets as well as a small kitchen (locked when a service not taking place), has good heating and a large carpark and plenty of on-road parking.
On the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays we have a service in the church at 11am. On the 2nd Sunday we meet in Ditchingham Primary school for our Cafe Service 10:CC meeting at 10am. It starts with bacon butties, newspapers and crafts followed by a contempory service. On the 5th Sunday it's a Benefice service. For more information about what type of service please visit the Earsham website.
The church is found on where Belsey Bridge Rd meets Church Rd and is signposted from the main Bungay to Norwich road and is just along from Convent, Emmaus community and Belsey Bridge Conference Centre. For Sat Nav's the postcode is NR35 2JS but that will may not take you exactly to the church door.
More information can be found on the Benefice website:- www.earshambenefice.org.uk