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.
We’re an active and lively parish church, with services every day and plenty of events and activities. 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.
We have now posted details of all our special Advent and Christmas services
Advent (meaning 'to come' or 'awaiting') is an important time in the Christian calendar. It leads up to Christmas, of course, the best known of the Christian festivals. Wymondham Abbey has a range of services and events. Click here to go to the services page and start planning your Christmas. You'll find other activities on our Events page.
We are delighted that Revd Stephen Sealy has joined our team as Assistant Priest at Wymondham Abbey. He was Licensed by the Bishop of Thetford, The Rt Revd Dr Alan Winton, at a special ceremony on Sunday 26 November.
Stephen was previously vicar of St Johns the Evangelist, Sidcup, where he had been since 2004. He was ordained in 1988.
Singing has been one of Stephen's great passions, having been in a variety of choirs since the age of seven, including Portsmouth and Lincoln Cathedral choirs. Other interests include railways, cricket, and a love of the prose and poetry of Sir John Betjeman. He is looking forward to exploring Norfolk!
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!
Details of our all our services can 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!