Redenhall: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Redenhall

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St. Mary's is the Mother church of the parish of Redenhall cum Harleston and Wortwell - there may have been a church here c.1000-1100 and in the early 1300s the present chancel was built.  Though old, St. Mary's is very much alive with its Friends and Bellringing Society.
When a new heating system was put in during the 19th Century, the lines of an earlier church were discovered beneath the nave arcades and chancel step, also clear evidence that it had had a round tower, possibly of Saxon or Norman date.  In 1620 "The Mayflower" sailed for America,carrying the Pilgrim Fathers, including Thomas and Samuel Fuller of Redenhall.  Today we welcome several Fuller descendants each year who come to trace their ancestors.

1842-3. The G.M.Holdich organ was erected on a gallery at the west end.  For those who know of such things, this is worth a visit in itsself.

There is The GAWDY FAMILY CHAPEL (mid 1500s) with its triple squareheaded window and its own entrance with the tortoise badge of the Gawdys above.

Of great note is the double headed eagle brass lectern, thought to be one of only three in the country.

There is a church guide available detailing many more aspects of the church worth viewing.

Parish boundary view Bird's eye view

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Revd Nigel Tuffnell
The Rectory,
10 Swan Lane,
HARLESTON
Norfolk IP20 9AN
rector@7churches.org.uk
(01379) 308905 (Rector) or 01379 851148 (Baptism, Wedding & Funeral Enquiries)

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Carols by Candlelight
With Salvation Army Band. Mulled wine and Mince Pies after. Church open from 5pm
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Family Holy Communion
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
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Sunday

Holy Communion (BCP)
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
Morning Prayer BCP
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
Evening Prayer 6pm Summer, 4pm Winter
This service changes times, 6pm summer and 4pm winter.
4pm during GMT, 6pm during BST
Every third Sunday at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer

Thursday

Bell ringing practice
Open to all. More information contact Lindy Ellis 01986 788326 lindy.ellis@btinternet.com
Every Thursday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
Printer friendly list of events
Carols by Candlelight
With Salvation Army Band. Mulled wine and Mince Pies after. Church open from 5pm
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Family Holy Communion
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship

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(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Organ
     
Guidebooks
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10199
Built: 1319-26
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Bishop of Norwich
Archdeaconry: NORFOLK (262)
Deanery: REDENHALL (26206)
Benefice: Redenhall with Scole (26/345CL)
Parish Legal Name: Redenhall with Harleston and Wortwell (260422 )
CofE Church Info: (626422 26/422)
Short URL: acny.uk/10199/
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The current editor is: Lucy Elton

This page was last updated on Friday 18th November 2016
 
 
 
Redenhall: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary : High Road, Redenhall, Norfolk, IP20 9QS

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