St Giles-on-the-Hill

Sitting proudly at the top of the street that bears its name, the church of St Giles, also known as the Wisteria Church, has the tallest church tower in Norwich with a height of 120 ft. The wisteria was planted by a former priest at the church in celebration of his daughter’s wedding just over 100 years ago and it still flourishes annually. These two features make the church one of the most iconic in Norwich.

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Fr Alaric Lewis

St Giles-on-the-Hill Church
Upper St Giles Street

Parish Priest
01603 663757

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Sung Mass

Every First, Second, Third, Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour, 15 mins
St Giles-on-the-Hill
St Giles Street Norwich, NR2 1AB, United Kingdom

Sunday service of Holy Communion


On Thursday 6th June at 6:30pm our bellringers will undertake a quarter peal to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D Day landings


Our parish of Norwich: St Giles is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Norwich’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises the PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact our PSO Victoria Shread (07957 905222) or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

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