Reepham & Wensum Valley Team Churches - at the Heart of the Community


Swannington is a small village with a population of around 300 and had until recently no public meeting spaces. However, following a grant from Heritage Lottery, St Margaret’s has undergone substantial refurbishment. The removal of the late 18th Century pews has provided a flexible space for parishioners to meet together for church services, and amongst other things Parish Council meetings, a monthly lunch club and pilates classes. St Margaret’s has modern facilities sitting alongside medieval graffiti – testament to its long history.

Every other year Swannington opens its gardens to the public to raise money for the children’s play area and the church. “Swannington in Bloom” is a brilliant day, filled with beautiful gardens and delicious food and has many visitors returning to see how the gardens have grown and changed since the last open day.


From Monday 29th June, St Margaret’s Swannington will be open for Private Prayer.  Please read this factsheet for opening times and what you can expect when you visit us.

The church will be open on Monday 10am-1pm and Friday 2pm-5pm

Activities, Services & Events

Mon 10

Private Prayer: Swannington

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri 14

Private Prayer: Swannington

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 17

Private Prayer: Swannington

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri 21

Private Prayer: Swannington

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun 23

Whole Benefice Holy Communion

August 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Church Buildings

Following a successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund, St Margaret’s, Swannington has undergone refurbishments to make it a flexible space that can be used by the whole community. As part of the grant the church has it’s own very detailed website . 

St Mary’s has disabled parking and access to the church, a kitchen, WC, electricity and heating.

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Church Warden:               Mary Gurteen         01603 869324

PCC Secretary:                   Sally Day                 ~                        

PCC Treasurer:                  Angela Phipps        01603 261951 

Safeguarding Officer:     Helen Rutterford    01603 880261