Irstead: St Michael's

St Michael's is a Broadland church of character and great charm situated in the hamlet of Irstead,150m from public moorings on the River Ant just below Barton Broad on the Norfolk Broads.  We are a small congregation and look forward to welcoming you to our services.  

Services  Details about services at St Michael's can be found on the Services and Events Page.  For information about services at other churches in the Benefice, please go to the  More Information page where there are links to their web pages.  Alternatively a list of the current month's services can be found on the back page of NIB our parish magazine.

Church Open  daily from 9am to 6pm with something for everyone - a Prayer Walk, Church Guide and Children's Trail, or just take a moment to sit and wonder at this special place.  The church is currently beautifully decorated for Easter.

Roof Re-ridging Appeal - Giving Online
Any donation that you are able to give for the upkeep of this special place will most gratefully received.  On Monday 1st May 2023 we launched a special appeal to raise money for our roof re-ridging.  Although a thatched roof can last in excess of 50 years, the sedge ridge has to be replaced every 20 years or so.   Our roof was rethatched in 2000 and so the time has come to replace the ridge.  This will be undertaken in late 2024 at a cost of about £27,000.   Donations  online directly to St Michael's Church can be made through the Norwich Diocesan website. More details about our launch and online giving can be found on our News Page It is now possible to give electronically when visiting the church.

Our Prayer Walk and Church Guide are available online which you may wish to access when visiting the church, but paper copies are now available in the church.

Further Information
For any further information please contact Claire Penstone-Smith on 01692 630580 or look at NIB, our Parish Magazine for local contacts for help and support. The current issue is available by clicking on the link at the side.  Thank you.

Get in touch

Claire Penstone-Smith

Wren Corner
Shoals Road
Irstead NR12 8XR

PCC Member
(01692) 630580
What's on

Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) 14th April

for 1 hour
Irstead: St Michael's
Shoals Road Irstead Norwich, NR12 8XS, United Kingdom

We look forward to welcoming you to this traditional service.

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Our appeal had a great launch in the sunshine at the church on May 1st 2023. Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed our displays together with tea and cakes.

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Safeguarding Statement "The parish of Irstead: St Michael 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 PSO (Pauline Simpson, 01692 630674) or the DSA (Sue Brice) . If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adult Social Care Services."

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