About Us

Our church provides a spiritual home to the villagers of Norton Canon. We celebrate a communion service together on the first Sunday of the month at 9m, as well as feast day services and an annual charity ‘Toy Service’ held to mark the feast day of St Nicholas. Our fund-raising efforts are inventive and well supported by locals: we recently pioneered a successful village Scarecrow festival in addition to our popular Christmas Fayre. The church is located between two fields with a lovely rural view across the churchyard. It is possible that an original church dates from circa 400 AD on the site. The medieval era church was then renovated in 1706. We were fortunate to have our church bells refurbished and these are in good working order.

Norton Canon is noted in the Domesday Book as belonging to the canons of Hereford cathedral, and has belonged to that body without interruption to the present day.

Porch - Very little remains of the old church, except for the 13th century tower which has 5 bells, but it is accepted that the church was built during the 13th century, although a stone piscena kept in the vestry indicates a 12th century church.

The church stands alongside a Roman road between Sarnesfield Eccles Green ( Eccles possibly from the Welsh eglwys, meaning church.)and Portway.

The discovery of a Roman incised stone in the foundations of the church may indicate an even earlier religious site.

It is possible that Christians have walked the paths to this church for 900 years, enjoying the same panoramic views we still enjoy today.

The nave, chancel and porch were re-built in 1706. Further restoration took place in 1868-1869.