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St Mary's Close,
NR12 8SG

St Mary's Church, Wroxham

St Mary's Church, Wroxham


On the southern bank of the River Bure. There's been a church building here for 900 years and maybe more! There's a children's trail that will help them to explore. A more adult tour will take in the amazing door with its two explicit carvings!

If you are coming by boat tie up at Caen Meadow where there are 24hr free moorings - other visitors might like to wander down to the river and paddle on the sandy shore. Caen Meadow is open to the public and has its gates a couple of hundred yards west of the church.

More about that doorway. It dates from the 11th Century and is carved in a style more typical of Herefordshire. There are monsters carved into the columns along with what are known as a Sheila na Gigs - representations of a lady in an immodest pose. What's that doing on a church? you may wonder. The best guess it is a reminder that "man born of woman has but a short time to live!" All of us are mortal and by coming into church and becoming one of the baptized one may escape both the foul fiends and death!

Once inside experience the peace and the enjoy being in a space that is very much lived and prayed in!

Accepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Opening details

Open during hours of daylight



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Map reference: TG 297175  Lat: 52.70639 Long: 1.39871

By Public Transport:
Buses are available from Wroxham, opp the Social Club (on Norwich Road) and stop at The Avenue (on Norwich Road). From here it is a 5 minute walk to the Church. For public transport timetables call 0871 200 2233 or visit


  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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