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


The Church of St Andrew in Thurning was built around 1300. Whilst small, it is perfectly formed and has many interesting features.  The church lacks a Chancel, which was demolished in the 1700s. However the East Window was saved and moved into the nave. The church was refurbished in the 1820s with 13 box pews and a large three deck pulpit which had previously been in a chapel at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Corpus Christi College are patrons of St Andrew’s Church and have close links to this day. In the church yard there is a stable which was used before the first resident rector of Thurning arrived in 1834, when rectors came from Fulmondeston and Wood Dalling by horse.
Thurning is a small dispersed village with a population of around 68, including 12 children.


Due to Covid-19 and measures to stem the spread of the virus many of our church buildings remain closed. St Andrew’s, Thurning remains closed at this time. We will update this page when the churches are reopened for private prayer and public worship. In the meantime, please join us in worship online at our virtual church.

Activities, Services & Events

Sat 08

Private Prayer: Thurning

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun 09

Holy Communion

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Wed 12

Private Prayer: Thurning

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 15

Private Prayer: Thurning

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 19

Private Prayer: Thurning

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Church Buildings

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 to see Simon Knott’s report on St Andrew’s, Thurning on the Norfolk Churches website

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Church Warden:         Ada Fisher          01263 860357

Church Warden:        Justina Hume     ~                     

PCC Secretary:           Ada Fisher           01263 860357

PCC Treasurer:          Ada Fisher           01263 860357

Safeguarding Officer: Rachel Richmond 01603 871000