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St Mary's

Snettisham

YOUR LOCAL CHURCH WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME

St Mary's Church, Old Church Rd, Snettisham, King's Lynn PE31 7NA

 
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ABOUT US

 Welcome to St Mary's Church in Snettisham

St Mary's is a friendly, welcoming Christian church determined to encourage the Lord's work in this part of Norfolk. As well as being a centre for Christian worship for over 700 years, the church provides a safe haven for our community and regularly holds concerts, recitals and other events which attract both church and village alike.

THE CURRENT COVID SITUATION

Updated 22/1/21

 

St Mary's church will remain open for private prayer each day, from 10am-3pm, however, due to Tier 5 and the fast increase of COVID19 in our area we will not have any services in church until further notice.

We will have a zoom service each Sunday at 10am, everyone is welcome to join. This will be followed by zoom coffee and chat. The zoom details will be posted here at the end of next week. 

Further details of Covid guidance can be found on the Church of England website.

For any enquiries please contact:

Rector

Rev. Rachel Alexander

Tel: 01485 542303

Mobile: 07764461704

Acting Church Warden and Safeguarding Officer

Andy Gee

Mobile: 07786 330980

Our Safeguarding Commitment

We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults. The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding.

OUR CHURCH

"The most exciting

14th Century decorated church in Norfolk"

Nikolaus Pevsner

A brief history of St Mary's

St Mary's church with its 175 foot tall tower and spire, sits on high ground above the village of Snettisham, West Norfolk, and was often a landmark for mariners navigating The Wash.

 

The present church was built in 1340, but a previous church existed and Snettisham village was built around it. The Black Death sadly destroyed the original village.
 

St Mary's church was regarded by architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner as the best "decorated" church in East Anglia. Its stone spire, soaring 175 feet, is a rarity in Norfolk, with only the Cathedral and three other churches having one. 

 

The stained-glass windows alone are spectacular with an equally impressive Medieval pulpit and eagle lectern. Various hatchments decorate the vestry and, for such a small Norfolk village, St Mary's dominates the skyline.

As well as being a centre for Christian worship for over 700 years, the church provides a safe haven from the busyness of 21st Century life - and regularly holds concerts, recitals and other events which attract both church and village alike.

 
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Common Worship service
Holy Communion
Pop-up Choir
Sarah leading our online service
Rev. Rachel Alexander
Open for prayer Wednesday and Saturday morning
Birds eye view of St Mary's
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OUR COMMUNITY

Our vision is to love God and love people

CONNECT WITH US

Friends of St Mary's was set up for those with or without faith who are interested in supporting and protecting the church building itself and the significant role it plays within the village and the wider community.

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"St.Mary's is a church that passionately  worships God,

reaches out to others and positively impacts our community"

Rev, Rachel Alexander

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OUR REGULAR SERVICES

Living the Life

Here you will find details and times of our regular church services:

THE CURRENT COVID SITUATION

Updated 22/1/21

 

St Mary's church will remain open for private prayer each day, from 10am-3pm, however, due to Tier 5 and the fast increase of COVID19 in our area we will not have any services in church until further notice.

We will have a zoom service each Sunday at 10am, everyone is welcome to join. This will be followed by zoom coffee and chat. The zoom details will be posted here at the end of next week. 

 

 

 

Further details of Covid guidance can be found on the Church of England website.

 OTHER SERVICES & CEREMONIES 

We are here for you

ST MARY'S ONLINE

Welcome to our online services

Join our LIVE Zoom Sunday Service
 
Our service this week is at 10am on Sunday and it will be online, on zoom. The log in details are as follows:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91227681465?pwd=RXovU2hoM3dWVjcvWjlOV1I0c01PUT09

Meeting ID: 912 2768 1465

Passcode: 792192

Everyone is welcome to join and if you need help to access zoom please contact us.

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If you would like to contribute to St.Mary's church upkeep or ministry you can donate online.
 
Or just point you phone camera to the box and it will link you to our giving page.
 
 
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CONTACT US

If you have any enquiries please don't hesitate to contact us: 

Rector

Rev. Rachel Alexander

Tel: 01485 542303

Acting Church Warden and Safeguarding Officer

Andy Gee

Mobile: 07786 330980

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FIND US

At the heart of the village

St Mary's Church

Old Church Rd

 Snettisham

King's Lynn

Norfolk

PE31 7NA

Limited parking on road outside church

 

Wheelchair access

We look forward to welcoming you to St Mary's Church

 

St Mary's Church

Old Church Rd

 Snettisham, King's Lynn PE31 7NA

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Pop-up Choir

During COVID19 our pop-up choir is singing the hymns while we sing in our hearts!