• St. Andrew's in the early morning sunshine.St. Andrew’s stands at the entrance to the Norfolk village of Great Ryburgh, close to the bridge over the River Wensum. This round tower church with Saxon origins is a distinctive feature of a village that is essentially a working community with a maltings, some light industry and a shop that has been retained as a community venture. 

    The cruciform design of the church building is unusual, each arm  of the cross being almost equal in length.The reordering of the Chancel in 1912 by Sir Ninian Comper gives the building a wonderful feeling of space and light as well as a flexibility of use which the parish uses to full advantage for its services, community events and concerts. 

    St. Andrew's, Great Ryburgh is part of the Upper Wensum Benefice. The Revd. Robin Stapleford looks after seven parishes with the help of reader, Richard Hirst and a number of retired clergy who give generously of their time. 

    Visitors are welcome every day of the week.




    Sunday, 3rd March               10.30 a.m.      Morning Worship

    Friday, 15th  March              9.30 a.m.       Morning Prayer

    Sunday, 17th March             10.30 a.m.      Sung Eucharist

    Sunday, 24th March             10.30 a.m.      Sung Eucharist

    Sunday, 31st March             10.30 a.m.      Benefice service for Mothering Sunday

    Come and join us, even if you are not familiar with our services! 

    RINGING:     Practices every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30 p.m.  Sunday ringing  half an hour before the Sunday service.

    RYBURGH SINGERS: Rehearsals are currently being rescheduled. 



                              The Temptation of Christ, Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily                                                                                                             


    Wednesday, 13th March  12 - 1.45p.m:  LENT LUNCH   

    All welcome! Join us for a simple soup, bread and cheese lunch.

    Speaker at 1.15 p.m. 



    Friday, 15th March  2.30 - 4 p.m:  OPEN FOR TEA   Cake

    All welcome! Join us for a cup of tea, scone and cake and meet some new faces! 


    Wednesday, 27th March  12 - 1.45 p.m:  LENT LUNCH   

    All welcome! Join us for a simple soup, bread and cheese lunch.

    Speaker at 1.15 p.m.  The Stroke Association



    Saturday, 30th March  9.30 - 2 p.m:  MARCH MARKET

    Flowers,  paintings  and gifts for Mothering Sunday 

    Browse our huge selection of books!

    See the heritage and local history displays.

    Enjoy coffee and cake or a light lunch.








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    Our Christian Belief with illustrative photographs taken in the church

    Tumbrill Restoration  See the latest pictures of the Farmers Foundry Tumbrill

    William Ainger Howman   Not on the Roll of Honour in St Andrews

    From the Bell Tower 2019: an illustrated version of the monthly column in "The Upper Wensum Diary".

    The Wedding Fair   If you are thinking about getting married in church, have a look at the pictures!