Parts of the Church of St Mary Magdalene date back to Norman times. Originally only half the length and apsidal in its eastern end as indicated by the internal arcades. The church was doubled in length in the 13th or 14th centuries. On the east wall survive two fine examples of consecration crosses. In 1977 six silver Anglo-Saxon brooches from the 9th century were discovered in the churchyard and are now in the British Museum. Nearby is the ancient gatehouse of the Augustinian Pentney Abbey, the largest gatehouse in the County of Norfolk and newly restored and open to the public on afternoons in August.
Those entering this building experience a sense of the continuity of prayer over the centuries and a place where God is to be discovered amidst the tumult of our world
The Church is currently faced with re-slating the south roof at a cost of approximately £95,000. If you would like to support this essential project donations may be sent to then Treasurer Mr Andrew Smith Blanches Cottage, River Road, West Acre. Cheques should be made payable to Pentney PCC.
There will be an illustrated talk on the historical development of this building on Wednesday 19 June 2019 - it will be in Pentney Village Hall at 7pm. The hall is just across the road from the church
Last updated 5 June 2019