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.


Our annual Swannington Quiz and Chips, due to take place on Friday 24th April, has been cancelled as we all take steps to isolate to help stem the spread of Coronavirus.

However, if you still wish to exercise your grey matter, Quiz Masters Extraordinaire Richard and Lesley Cooke have produced a quizette, which you can find here. It’s “just for fun” and the answers will be published in the Autumn edition of the Pilgrim Magazine. Good luck!


Activities, Services & Events

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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.


Church Warden:               Mary Gurteen         01603 869324

PCC Secretary:                   Sally Day                 ~                        

PCC Treasurer:                  Angela Phipps        01603 261951 

Safeguarding Officer:     Helen Rutterford    01603 880261