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.
The Reverend Catherine Relf-Pennington SSM has been appointed to the post of Vicar of Wymondham Abbey. Mother Catherine is a professed member of the Society of the Sacred Mission and Anglican Religious order committed to theological education and the religious life.
We 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.
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 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!