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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

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

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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