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Church

Church of St Mary

Church of St Mary

Address

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

Details

St Mary's church was regarded by Pevsner as the best "decorated" church in East Anglia. Certainly, the stained-glasss windows alone are spectacular let alone the Medieval pulpit and eagle lectern.
See too a very early example of a church bell.

The spire is second only to Norwich - whose spire is the tallest in this area - and the Cremer memorial is something to shout about! Various hatchments decorate the vestry and, for such a small Norfolk village, St Mary is quite cathedral-like and dominates the skyline. The present church was built in 1340, but a previous church existed and the village was built around it. The Black Death destroyed the original village.

The church is used as a beacon for sailors in the Wash. St Mary's was targeted by zeppelin bombers in WWI.

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.

Also see the www.thefriendsofstmarys.co.uk website for more event details.

Public toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Features: * Architecture * Stained Glass * Interior Features * Atmosphere * Social Heritage * Links to National Heritage * Famous People or Stories * Monuments * Churchyard * Wildlife

Opening details

9am-4pm Mon-Sat. 11am-4pm Sundays.

Directions

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Map reference: TF 690343  Lat: 52.87960 Long: 0.50997


Parking: free

Facilities

  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Features: * Architecture * Stained Glass * Interior Features * Atmosphere * Social Heritage * Links to National Heritage * Famous People or Stories * Monuments * Churchyard * Wildlife