Crimplesham

St Mary's Church

Sunday's at St Mary's, Crimplesham

Sunday Services

Our normal pattern of services is as follows. However, please check our calendar for the latest information.

  • 2nd Sunday of the month, 9:30am, Holy Communion

  • 4th Sunday of the month, 9:30am, Morning Prayer

About St Mary's, Crimplesham

Crimplesham is a small village. Our congregation is small but diverse in terms of age with children through to older members. The church seats about 60 people.

It is likely our church has been witness to the Christian faith since before 1066.

Blomefield’s ‘History of Norfolk’ describes it as being ‘a single pile, with a chancel covered in reed, and built of the coarse stone found in the neighbourhood. It has a square tower, embattled with five large bells.’ The Church sits on a small raised area of land at the south eastern end of the village. The building is mostly from the late medieval period, the walls built with carrstone & flint. The South door is an impressive Norman structure with the remains of a “Mass Sundial” (made redundant by the building of a porch in the 17th. Century) etched to the right of the frame. There was a major restoration in 1870, and the interior is mainly Victorian. Further alterations, such as heating and electricity were added in following years.