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St Mary's

Snettisham

YOUR LOCAL CHURCH WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME

Our services have resumed in Church at 10am every Sunday - click here for more details

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

 

God of our lives,

we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip.

for his love of our country,

and for his devotion to duty.

We entrust him now to your love and mercy

through our Redeemer Jesus Christ.

A special prayer from The Church of England, upon the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

 
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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 10/4/21

 

St Mary's church remains open for private prayer each day, from 10am-3pm.

We have resumed our Sunday services in the church at 10am every Sunday.

We continue to follow Covid safety guidelines during our services until further notice.

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.

 
Birds eye view of St Mary's
Common Worship service
Holy Communion
Pop-up Choir
Rev. Rachel Alexander
Open for prayer Wednesday and Saturday morning
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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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@fosmsnettisham
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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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FOLLOW US 

Follow our Facebook Page for the latest news and  events at St Marys.
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@snettishamstmaryschurch
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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 10/4/21

 

St Mary's church remains open for private prayer each day, from 10am-3pm. 

We have resumed our Sunday services in the church at 10am every Sunday. 

We continue to follow Covid safety guidelines during our services until further notice.

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

SUNDAY SERVICE

Every Sunday in Church at 10am

Sunday 11th April - 10am Holy Communion Service

Sunday 18th April - 10am Morning Praise

Sunday 25th April - 10am Holy Communion

 

Everyone is welcome to join and we continue to follow strict Covid-19 safety guidelines during all services until further notice. .

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
Sunday 16th May at 11.30am
- Via Zoom -
This meeting will take place after our Sunday morning service which will be at 10am in church, but the meeting will be via zoom link. The link will be announced here nearer the time.

 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 our Zoom Service on Sunday 28th March: 

https://zoom.us/j/97326273791

Meeting ID: 973 2627 3791

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

Donate online to St Mary's Church
 
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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