A Church of England orthodox and catholic church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Thomas à Beckett. The congregation is a welcoming mix of ages, backgrounds and traditions united by a search for an authentic and deeply fullfilling life in God.
Wymondham Abbey is here for you.
Jesus taught compassion, so the Abbey feeds birds, welcomes dogs, cares for the environment, prays for the world, and supports many charities. Find more information in the links below. The Abbey also is active in ministering to the local community, to see how this could help you please follow this link to the support page.
The rich history of the Abbey means that your worship here is rooted in that of many faithful generations before you.
The Abbey was built as a Benedictine monastery (founded in 1107). In the 16th century Henry VIII ordered that Wymondham and many other monasteries be demolished and the stone repurposed, however part of the building survived, and still stands today. The ruins of the monastery are also with us, and make for a lovely place to walk, pray, or have a picnic.
Significant historical features within the Church include a 14th century font, an 18th century organ, a gilded reredos (Ninian Comper), and a recently uncovered medieval architectural design.
Follow this link for more information on this exciting discovery.
In 2015 the Abbey was extended with a new refectory and Chapel.