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Wymondham Abbey

Wymondham Abbey is one of the grandest religious buildings in East Anglia.  It’s a magnificent Norman church established in 1107 as part of a monastic foundation. It was later enlarged and embellished with a particularly fine angel roof. The famous gilded altar screen by Ninian Comper is among its many splendours. The unusual twin towers are a prominent local landmark.

But we’re more than an ancient treasure chest. We’re an active and lively parish church, with services every day and plenty of events and activities throughout the year. Do explore our website for more information.  Then come and explore the church for yourself.

We’re open almost every day of the year. We have stewards on duty and a well-stocked shop on site. Our new Lottery-funded Abbey Experience displays and additional facilities ensure that your visit will be enjoyable and memorable.  We’re truly a place for welcome, worship and wonder.

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A message from the Vicar

As you may know, it is my intention to step down as Vicar of Wymondham and Spooner Row at the end of September.

I have not taken this decision lightly; it will be an enormous wrench to leave and there is never a "right" time to make such a decision. However, I do feel that our church communities are in good heart and I know that God will call a faithful priest and pastor to travel with you into the next phase of ministry.

My last Sunday as Vicar will be the 25th September and I very much hope you will join with me in a Service of Thanksgiving and Farewell on that day as I thank God for the privilege of ministry in this place.

With every Blessing and the assurance of my prayers.

The Revd Canon Christopher Davies - Vicar

Abbey Archives

Wym Abbey burse AWe have started a regular feature highlighting some of the more notable treasures in our archives. Each month we will select one of these objects as 'Treasure of the Month' and explain its significance.

Click here to go to the Treasures page and discover a bit more about our fascinating history.

Upcoming Events

Wymondham Abbey is a busy community building – there’s always something going on.  We have  events of all sorts – sacred, secular, musical, educational, for children, for grown-ups, and probably for you, too!

View upcoming events


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