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.
A church is far more, of course, than a beautiful building. The Abbey is a living community which seeks to celebrate God’s love for His people in so many different ways. Through our worship, friendship and social activities we try to live out the Gospel in all its fullness. We offer a warm welcome to people from all over the world as well as from “just around the corner”. The Abbey is also a very popular venue for concerts and exhibitions as well as being a “living history” resource for our local schools.
Our vision is to play our part at the heart of our wonderful town and community. We are open every day for worship and to visitors and I hope, having visited our website, you will come and see us in person. A very warm welcome awaits you.
The Revd Canon Christopher Davies - Vicar
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We welcome visitors from all over the world. With our recently completed development project, we now have fine displays explaining the fascinating history of the Abbey, the parish church and the town.
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!
The Abbey Experience is an exciting project to enhance Wymondham Abbey and strengthen its relationship with the town. It includes both building works and new activities. It is all about making a visit to the Abbey easier, more enjoyable and more rewarding - whether for worship, learning, concerts or any of our many activities.