Now smile

Even in lockdown, life finds a way to be entertaining and beautiful.

Below are some photos members of the community have shared; we are experiencing these strange times apart but still together.

If you have any images you would like to share, please send them over!

Be inspired

Compassion

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.

Heritage

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.

Read more about the Wymondham Abbey heritage.

If you are feeling anxious or low, visit the spirituality and support sections of this website.