Alderford with Attlebridge
The parishes of Attlebridge and Alderford have been united as one parish since 1688.
The tiny church of St John the Baptist in Alderford was built in the early 14th Century and is grade I listed. It only has one bell, used to announce services, and boasts a fifteenth century Sacramental Font. (The seven sacraments are Baptism, The Eucharist, Confirmation, Penance, Marriage, Ordination and Extreme Unction.) There is a total population of 35.
The church of St Andrew in Attlebridge commands and impressive position on top of a small (probably man made) hill. It is a 13th century, grade I building with four bells. Attlebridge has a population of 135.
St Andrew’s, Attlebridge is open daily to visitors.
Whilst St John’s, Alderford remains closed for the foreseeable future, arrangements can be made in advance to visit the church. Please contact Virginia Furness, Church Warden.
Please observe social distancing guidelines and Covid secure measures that are in place to keep you and the wider community safe.
Upcoming Services, Events & Activities
Our church buildings in the Reepham and Wensum Valley Benefice are as individual as the people who have worshipped in them for hundreds of years. They each hold many interesting social and historical artefacts as well as providing spaces for peace, worship and celebration for the communities they serve today. Below are links to The Norfolk Churches website which will provide you with a taster of what you may find when you visit us.
Click here for Simon Knott’s report on St John the Baptist, Alderford on the Norfolk Churches website.
Click here for Simon Knott’s report on St Andrew’s, Attlebridge on the Norfolk Churches website.
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Church Warden: Virginia Furness 01603 860786 firstname.lastname@example.org
PCC Secretary: Virginia Furness 01603 860786 email@example.com
PCC Treasurer: Alison Ridley 01603 866487 firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding Officer: Helen Rutterford 01603 880261 email@example.com