Coronavirus guidance from the Church of England

In light of the Government guidance, the Church of England has said that all churches are to close to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Read the statement in full here. You can find a live stream service or event to watch from home here.

Church of England Diocese of Norwich Irstead

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 would normally look forward to welcoming you to our regular Eucharist services.  However during the current Coronavirus pandemic, public and private worship has been suspended and the church closed until further notice. Please refer to for more information from the Church of England.

For more local information, for support or help, please see the contact details on the news item. Thank you.

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 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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Get in touch

Claire Penstone-Smith

Wren Corner Shoals Road Irstead NR12 8XR

Passion Sunday - a broadcast service

29 Mar 2020, 9:30 a.m. for 30m


Join us from your home and watch a Passion Sunday Service broadcast by our Rector, David Smith.
From 9am tomorrow, Sunday 29th March, click on "More about this event" and this will take you to the recorded broadcast.

Recorded service Lent

Help and Advice for our community. Please see the leaflet attached to this news item, which is being distributed with April NIB.

18 Mar 2020, 9 a.m.
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