The church at Thrigby, dedicated to St Mary, is an ancient structure of stone and flint and the tower retains a fire place and flue which, long ago, had an oven used for the purpose of baking the wafer bread.
Apart from Thrigby Wildlife Park, which is right next to the church, and the farm next door, there are very few residential properties left in Thrigby and regular services are no longer held here. There are just six evening services during the summer months and sometimes Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve is held at St Mary's (it has no power for lighting or heating, or running water). The occasional funeral, wedding or baptism still take place here.
The howler monkeys next door at the wildlife park certainly make their presence known and, from the graveyard, the tigers can sometimes been seen wandering round their enclosure.
At the present time the South Trinity Broads Parish is in interregnum and we hope to appoint a new Priest-in-Charge in late Spring 2017. For all enquiries concerning services or the arranging of marriages, funerals or baptisms please contact Mrs Alston (01493) 369326
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