Great Ryburgh Church with Little Ryburgh & Testerton

Welcome to St Andrew's Church, Great Ryburgh.

Open daily. All welcome. Dedicated church website here.

Ours is one of Norfolk's iconic round-towered churches. The tower is probably 10th century, with a Norman style arch at its foot inside. The cruciform body of the church is largely medieval, with aspects of High Church restoration in the early 20th century under renowned architect Sir Ninian Comper, typified by a striking alabaster beardless Christ on the reredos carving at the altar. 

In the parish just the other side of the River Wensum stands the ruins of All Saints Little Ryburgh, where burials still take place for the whole parish. At that elevated site we hold an annual Easter Sunrise Service. At the west end of the parish some concealed ruins of St Remigius, Testerton remain.

The recently established Walsingham Way pilgrimage route from Norwich runs through the parish, from Elmham / Gateley, and northwards to Stibbard and beyond. 

Our adjacent William Martin Building, constructed in 2019 with great care to complement St Andrew's, serves as part of our welcome to pilgrims, visitors, and community.

Our six bells are rung regularly including as a Sunday call to worship.

Other parish churches in the Upper Wensum Benefice include Colkirk, Brisley, Whissonsett, Horningtoft, Gateley, and Shereford with Dunton.


The Upper Wensum Benefice, which includes Ryburgh Church, is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Norwich’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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What's on

10.30 am Morning Worship

Sunday 11 June 2023, Sunday 09 July 2023, Sunday 13 August 2023, Sunday 10 September 2023, Sunday 08 October 2023, Sunday 10 December 2023 Sunday at for 45 mins
Great Ryburgh Church with Little Ryburgh & Testerton
Bridge Road / Mill Road / Station Road intersection Great Ryburgh Norfolk, NR21 0EB, GB

Dates as above. Short Service led by our churchwarden and lay worship leader Anne.
All welcome.

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