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
We have a new page on this website! We've posted details about the Abbey's archives. We are one of the few parish churches to retain original archives. The recent development project has enabled us to display a selection in specially designed cases. We are happy to entertain requests to see the rest of the collection in person.
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!
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