Welcome to St Martin's, Hindringham, five miles from the north Norfolk coast. 

The church is open daily to visitors. You are welcome to any of our services and events.

Medieval church with striking Victorian east window, and a crooked or 'weeping' chancel (altar end) set at an angle when viewed from the nave (main body of the church). The latter is traditionally interpreted as representing the tilted head of Christ on the cross, but it is more likely that the original chancel was rebuilt subsequently, when accurate alignment to true east had become more possible. Detailed illustrated document here.

The church contains what is thought to be the oldest parish chest in the land, from the 1200s.

Other churches in our group or benefice include nearby Thursford, Great and Little Snoring, Kettlestone with Pensthorpe, and Barney.

Hindringham at the Norfolk Churches website.


"The parish of Hindringham: St Martin 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."

Get in touch

Revd Robin Stapleford

Colkirk Rectory, Norfolk

NR21 7NU

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6.30 pm Choral Evensong

Sunday 25 September 2022, Sunday 30 October 2022, Sunday 04 December 2022 Sunday at for 1 hour
Hindringham Church
The Street Hindringham Fakenham, NR21 0PR, GB

Uplifting choral service.
Choir anthem included.
Prayer Book liturgy.

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Usually monthly - watch this space.

‘Blessed are the saints who are in the land, those in whom is all my delight.’