Sparham is a small village surrounded by beautiful countryside including Sparham Pools, the site of former gravel works which have been flooded to form deep and shallow pools which are home to a diverse range of wildlife. With a population of around 290 people the village has a small but perfectly formed meeting space in the Old School Rooms adjacent to the church. Sparham is said to be one of the highest places in Norfolk, indeed the view from the top of St Mary’s stretches for miles.
As well as regular services at St Mary’s, Sparham Church also holds regular events including a pop-up music festival and quizzes. The church no longer has fixed pews making it a large and adaptable space.
St Mary’s is open daily for private prayer and visitors.
Please observe social distancing guidelines and Covid secure measures that are in place to keep you and the wider community safe.
Activities, Services & Events
Our church buildings in the Reepham and Wensum Valley Benefice are as individual as those 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 Mary’s, Sparham on the Norfolk Churches website.
Chris Richmond is undertaking an amazing project “Church Bells of Norfolk” to capture the sounds of all the ringable bells in Norfolk’s fine historic churches. Chris has been visiting towers across the county since 2018 to record each bell in each tower. These sounds have then been uploaded to his archive and their sound preserved for future generations. His online archive and more about the project can be found here
The bells of St Mary the Virgin, Sparham can be heard here
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