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.

Help us serve our local community.

If you would like to make a one off or monthly donation to support our church building and our Church community, please visit the Diocese website here. Every donation helps us to maintain these beautiful buildings as well as supporting the work we do in parishes.

Please observe social distancing guidelines and Covid secure measures that are in place to keep you and the wider community safe.

Activities, Services & Events

Jun 09

Holy Communion

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Jun 23


June 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Jul 14

Holy Communion

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Jul 28


July 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Aug 11

Holy Communion

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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:       Justina Hume     ~                     

Church Warden:       Ada Fisher

PCC Secretary:          Justina Hume      ~                     

PCC Treasurer:         Georgina Sargent                        

Safeguarding Officer:  Georgina Sargent