Church of England Diocese of Norwich St. George, Tombland, Norwich

Announcements and News

Worship returns to church

From 1st April we returned to having a congregation in church as well as livestream on Zoom.

Weekday worship:

Service times can be found on the events page.

Forthcoming events:

Watch the events pages for our quiz nights, social meetings on Zoom, talks and special services.


We are working to raise our status as an eco-church. Please take a look at our lifestyle hints on the pew sheet, on Facebook and on the page on this website.

Corona-virus period

Please ask for prayers for anyone you know who is in need, including yourself.

To receive regular emails with the links to the online services and daily reflections during Lockdown periods, please contact Fr Alaric or fill in our contact form on this site.

Guidance concerning funerals, weddings and christenings.

Please check with us about these services.

General notices


There is a regular collecting box at the rear of the South Aisle. A list of items that are needed is provided in the notice sheet this week.

Data Protection

Details of the data protection policy are shown on the relevant page of this web site. 

This website includes a few photos and other information, as part of our attempt to convey what the Church is like and what we do. Most of the photographs are of current and former staff and members of the congregation. If you appear in a photograph and would prefer that the image were removed, please get in touch via the contact page. 

Canon John Minns

Revd Canon John Minns

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce that Fr John peacefully passed away at home on 30th December.

Fr John had not been well for some time and we pray that he is now with his Lord and Saviour whom he faithfully served, without thought for himself, throughout his life.

We pray for and remember Jane and her family at this sad time.

Fr John was priest-in-charge of St George Tombland for 27 years between 1991 and 2018 - he was a true priest, pastor and friend.

As Bishop Graham James said at Fr John's last service ..."John’s pastoral care of the flock of Christ has not been simply diligent, it’s been outstanding. And why? Because John has loved every square inch of this church, every stone within it, and especially the living stones, all of you......we know he has spent himself physically as well as spiritually as a shepherd at St George’s, Tombland. John, you’ve reminded us of what God looks like. God looks like Jesus the good shepherd. He looks like the teacher by the lakeside. He looks like the saviour hanging on the cross. He looks like the one who is made known to us in the breaking of bread. Christ the good shepherd laid down his life and was raised to life again so that we may become sons and daughters of God ourselves. Such have been the possibilities released by John’s ministry here. And that’s why today we give the most profound thanks for John and for Jane "

We, too, give our most profound thanks for Fr John's life, love, ministry and friendship. May he rest in peace and rise in glory - a true and faithful servant.