About Us

A 'PARISH CHURCH' like ours in the Church of England is a spiritual venue, a sacred space for all parishioners - wherever a person might identify themselves on the spectrum of faith or understanding of life. Every resident has a civic right to access their parish church not only for quiet reflection, prayers, and historic interest, but also to mark the 'seasons of life' including the celebration of a new arrival (CHRISTENING - a Christian service of blessing and thanksgiving), WEDDINGS (for people of any faith and including divorcees), and FUNERALS in church, or with the Vicar (Rector / parish priest) at a crematorium chapel, including for people who considered themselves 'not particularly religious' - many people today are 'spiritual but not religious' or might believe in 'Something' in life without wanting to give it a name; we are here for you, we are here for everyone. Contact the Upper Wensum Benefice (local parish / village grouping) Rector, the Reverend Robin Stapleford, at the 'Get in touch' tab on the left-hand column for more information or specific enquiry.

We are open daily (at least 10 am to 4 pm) for quiet reflection, prayer, and historic interest.

The building (click HERE) is a simple rectangle featuring some old-style 'lancet' (very narrow) windows, both aspects indicating how many parish churches would have appeared in their origins centuries ago. At the approach in front of the porch either side of the path is evidence of a west tower. The church also saw a small tower against the south nave wall at another time in its unfolding history. 

The church features distinctive folk art (probably late Victorian) on the historic panelling, and in addition contemporary woodwork furnishings made in the village. Heritage files accessible in St Edmund's for village history.

The official title of the Church's Patron Saint Edmund is St Edmund the Martyr, after the last king of East Anglia. He died, A.D. 870, holding to his faith at the hands of pagan Vikings, but his memory was honoured by subsequent Vikings, and for a time he was named as the Patron Saint of all England.