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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.

Mthr Cartherine

A message from the Associate Vicar

We have a commitment to building up the local Christian community, encouraging a relationship with God, and developing the spiritual wellbeing of those who come in faith.

The people at the heart of the Abbey are devoted to loving and serving God, following Jesus and living lives of compassion, inclusion, and quiet commitment. We are an inclusive church and welcome people of all faiths or none, no matter what your background or circumstances. Everyone is equal in the sight of God.

Your life in God is entirely unique and we at Wymondham Abbey are here to support, encourage and uphold you in living it fully. For many this involves regular worship and perhaps baptisms and weddings; for others, it is secular concerts and community events that draw them in..

Come and join us for worship or at any of the many community events held at the Abbey, as a tourist, or simply pop in at any time to light a candle and say a prayer or just enjoy the tranquility.

With Blessings

Mthr Catherine Pennington SSM


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

Lent and Easter

traditional easter eggsDetails of our Lent and Easter services can now be found on this website. Click here to find the page. 

We've something for everyone - young and old, traditional or contemporary, believer or non-believer. Everyone is welcome!