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The following is a list of churches in the district of Norwich. The district does not include several of the outlying suburbs.

The ancient medieval city of Norwich within the walls at one time had 57 parish churches, the largest collection of urban medieval buildings in any one city north of the Alps. Ten are still in use by the Church of England, while many are in use for other purposes.

Active churches

The district has an estimated 73 active churches for 141,800 inhabitants, a ratio of one church to every 1,942 people.

Name Ward Dedication Web Founded Denomination Benefice Notes
Bowthorpe Church Bowthorpe 1984 CoE / BU / Meth / URC
Norwich Syrian Orthodox Church Bowthorpe 2008 Syriac Orthodox Meets in Bowthorpe Church. Malankara Jacobite
Eternity Church Bowthorpe ?
St Elizabeth, Earlham Wensum Elizabeth Church of England Earlham Parish
Bowthorpe Road Methodist Church Wensum c. 1950s Methodist Norwich Circuit
Norwich Chinese Methodist Church Wensum Methodist Norwich Circuit Meets in Bowthorpe Road Methodist
St Mary, Earlham University Mary Medieval Church of England Earlham Parish
St Anne, Earlham University Anne Church of England Earlham Parish
Holy Apostles SS Peter & Paul, Norwich University Peter & Paul Roman Catholic
University of East Anglia Catholic Chaplaincy University Roman Catholic Masses twice a week
Jessopp Road URC, Norwich University URC About to join St Peter's Methodist as a Methodist/URC partnership
UEA Quaker Meeting University Quakers
Servant's Church University Jesus Calvary Chapel
St Catherine, Mile Cross Mile Cross Catherine of Alexandria 1936 Church of England
St Luke, New Catton Mile Cross Luke 1990 Church of England St Luke & St Augustine
Proclaimers Sprowston East Hillsong
St George, Sprowston Catton Grove George 1962 Roman Catholic St George Parish includes Hellesdon and Thorpe St Andrew churches outside city
Mile Cross Methodist Church Catton Grove 1933 Methodist Norwich Circuit
Oak Grove Community Church Catton Grove ?
Soul Church Norwich Catton Grove Hillsong
Christ Church New Catton Sewell Jesus 1840-1841 Church of England First church to be built outside the city walls
St Mary Magdalene, Norwich Sewell Mary Magdalene 1902-1903 Church of England
Rosebery Road Methodist Church Sewell 1908 Methodist Norwich Circuit Congregation may be older
St Augustine, New Catton Mancroft Augustine of Canterbury Medieval Church of England St Luke & St Augustine Old building redundant 1997 (CCT 2000), now meets in nearby hall
St Barnabas, Heigham Mancroft Barnabas 1903 Church of England St Thomas Now part of St Thomas Norwich
St George, Colegate Mancroft George Medieval Church of England
St Andrew, Norwich Mancroft Andrew Medieval Church of England Current building 1469-1506
St Giles, Norwich Mancroft Giles Medieval Church of England Restored 1866-1867
St Peter, Mancroft Mancroft Peter Medieval Church of England Greater Churches Network
St Stephen, Norwich Mancroft Stephen Medieval Church of England
St John the Baptist, Timberhill Mancroft John the Baptist Medieval Church of England SS John the Baptist & Julian
St Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Ch, Norwich Mancroft Alexander Nevsky 2016 Russian Orthodox
Norwich Central Baptist Church Mancroft C17th Baptist Union 2003 merger of St Mary's, Dereham Rd & Mile Cross Baptist churches
Old Meeting House Congregational Church Mancroft C16th Cong Federation Current building 1693
Surrey Chapel Mancroft 1844 FIEC
Norwich Salvation Army Citadel Mancroft Salvation Army Mile Cross Salvation Army is just outside city boundary
Norwich Quaker Meeting Mancroft Quakers
Norwich Seventh-Day Adventist Church Mancroft 1970s 7th-Day Adventist
Grace Christian Fellowship Norwich Mancroft Independent Meets in St Edmund's, Fishergate
Alive Church Norwich Mancroft c. 2010 Ground Level
Potter's House Norwich Mancroft 1984 Potter's House Building previously home to Dereham Road Baptist
Octagon Chapel, Norwich Mancroft 1680s Unitarian Current building 1756. Presbyterian until early C19th
St Thomas, Norwich Nelson Thomas 1880s Church of England St Thomas Holy Trinity Brompton church plant 2013
Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich Nelson John the Baptist 1882-1910 Roman Catholic St John the Baptist Cath. Cathedral of Diocese of East Anglia 1976
St John the Theologian, Norwich Nelson John the Evangelist AROCWE Meets in Trinity URC. Previously met in St John de Sepulchre (below)
St Peter's Methodist Church, Park Lane Nelson Peter 1939 Methodist Norwich Circuit About to join Jessopp Road URC as a Methodist/URC partnership
Trinity URC, Norwich Nelson Trinity 1867 URC Current building on current site 1956
Holy Trinity, Heigham Town Close Trinity 1861 Church of England
St Alban, Norwich Town Close Alban 1932-1937 Church of England St Thomas Now part of St Thomas Norwich
Chapel Field Road Methodist Church Town Close pre-1881 Methodist Norwich Circuit Current building 1881
Norwich Elim Church Town Close Elim
Gateway Vineyard Church Town Close 2005 Vineyard Meets in Norwich High School for Girls. Plant from Norwich Vineyard
Norwich Cathedral Thorpe Hamlet Holy & Undivided Trinity Medieval Church of England
St George, Tombland Thorpe Hamlet George Medieval Church of England
St Helen, Norwich Thorpe Hamlet Helena (empress) Medieval Church of England Only part of the giant building is still used as a church
St Julian, Norwich Thorpe Hamlet Julian of Norwich Medieval Church of England SS John the Baptist & Julian Bombed 1942, rebuilt 1953 mainly as a shrine to St Julian
St Matthew, Thorpe Hamlet Thorpe Hamlet Matthew 1981 Church of England Replaced Victorian church on different site (see below)
Dormition of the Mother of God, Norwich Thorpe Hamlet Dormition of Mary 1934 Greek Orthodox
Silver Road Baptist Church Thorpe Hamlet 1910 Baptist Union Congregation may be older
Princes Street URC, Norwich Thorpe Hamlet 1819 URC Current building 1868
Norwich Evangelical Free Church Thorpe Hamlet Independent
King's Community Church Norwich Thorpe Hamlet Newfrontiers Meets in 3 locations across the city
St Francis, Heartsease Crome Francis of Assisi 1956 Church of England
Witard Road Baptist Church Crome 1958-1959 Baptist Union
Heartsease Lane Methodist Church Crome Methodist Norwich Circuit New building 1954 after original bombed
St Andrew, Eaton Eaton Andrew Medieval Church of England Eaton Parish Mostly meets in new church building next door, built 1993
Christ Church, Eaton Eaton Jesus Church of England Eaton Parish
Ipswich Road URC, Norwich Eaton 1952 URC Originally plant from Princes St Congregational
Kingdom Life Norwich Eaton Independent Meets in City of Norwich School
St Mark, Lakenham Lakenham Mark 1840s Church of England
St John the Baptist & All Saints, Lakenham Lakenham John the Baptist & All Saints Medieval Church of England Lakenham
St Paul, Tuckswood Lakenham Paul 1969 Church of England Lakenham
Lakenham Catholic Meeting Lakenham Roman Catholic St John the Baptist Cath. Weekly masses said at St Mark's, Lakenham
One Norwich Elim Church Lakenham Elim (2015) Meets in Hewett Academy. Renamed from Lifestyle Church 2015

Redundant churches

NHCT stands for Norwich Historic Churches Trust, a body that maintains and repurposes redundant church buildings in Norwich. Find out more about the trusts aims and achievements here.

Name Ward Dedication Founded Redundant Denomination Notes
St Michael & All Angels, Bowthorpe Bowthorpe Michael & Angels Medieval 1790s Church of England Bowthorpe Church now situated next to ruins
St Michael, Hellesdon Wensum Michael Church of England Benefice with St Paul's & St Mary's, outside city. No Sunday services but midweek groups.
All Saints, Norwich All Saints Medieval 1973 Church of England NHCT. Now used as an antique centre and tearoom: All Saints Antiques Centre
St Bartholomew, Ber Street Bartholomew Medieval C16th Church of England Piece of ruined tower remains
St Bartholomew, Heigham Bartholomew Medieval 1942 Church of England Destroyed by bombing during Baedeker Blitz of 1942; only tower remains
St Benedict, Norwich Benedict of Nursia Medieval, probably 11th C 1942 Church of England Destroyed by bombing 1942; only tower remains
St Christopher, Norwich Christopher Medieval, possibly late Saxon, listed in Domesday book C13th Church of England Destroyed by fire and not rebuilt
St Clement, Colegate Medieval, probably 11th C. 1971 Church of England NHCT. Formerly used as a stonemason's lodge. Currently in use as a crafts person and builder's store
St Clement, Conesford Medieval C16th Church of England one of nine parish churches in Conesford
St Edmund, Fishergate Edmund the Martyr Medieval 1950s Church of England NHCT. Formerly used as a cardboard box store for the factory across the road. Since then it has been restored and is currently in use by Call to Prayer
St Etheldreda, Norwich Æthelthryth Medieval 1961 Church of England NHCT. Currently in use as St Etheldreda's Artist Studio
St Gregory, Pottergate Pope Gregory I Medieval 1971 Church of England NHCT. Currently being rented as an antiques centre, run by the same people that run the All Saints Antiques Centre
St James the Less, Pockthorpe James the Less Medieval 1972 Church of England NHCT. Home to Norwich Puppet Theatre since 1980
St John the Theologian, Norwich John the Evangelist Medieval 1984 Church of England NHCT. AKA John de Sepulchre. Currently in use as a wedding and ceremonies venue run by The Flint Rooms
St John the Baptist, Maddermarket John the Baptist Medieval 1982 Church of England Used by Greek Orth. 1982-1990. Churches Conservation Trust
St Laurence, Norwich Lawrence of Rome Medieval 1968 Church of England Churches Conservation Trust
St Margaret, Norwich Margaret the Virgin Medieval 1975 Church of England NHCT. Known as the Church of Art due to its use as a venue for art exhibitions
St Martin at Oak, Norwich Martin of Tours Medieval 1960s Church of England NHCT. Currently in use as a music school and performance space run by The Wharf Academy
St Martin at Palace Plain, Norwich Martin of Tours Medieval 1971 Church of England NHCT. This is Norwich Historic Churches Trust's base of operations. It includes a visitors' centre as well as the Trust's administrative offices
St Mary, Coslany Mary Medieval 1971 Church of England NHCT. In use by a publishing service and an internet book-seller
St Mary the Less, Norwich Mary Medieval 1544 Church of England Used by a variety of denominations ever since
St Mary in the Marsh, Norwich Mary Medieval 1564 Church of England Parish church for old cathedral close. Demolished upon redundancy
St Matthew, Thorpe Hamlet (old) Matthew 1851 1970s Church of England New St Matthew's built further from city centre (see above). Now offices
St Michael at Plea, Norwich Michael Medieval 1971 Church of England NHCT. Currently rent to Revelation, a Christian bookshop. It also has a cafe/tearoom and hosts a range of talks and events
St Michael at Thorn, Norwich Michael Medieval 1942 Church of England Damaged by bombing 1942 and demolished during the 1950s.
St Michael, Conesford Michael Medieval C16th Church of England
St Michael (Miles), Coslany Michael Medieval 1971 Church of England NHCT. Currently in use by The Oak Circus Centre and home to the Lost in Translation Circus Company
St Paul, Norwich Paul Medieval 1940s Church of England Damaged by bombing 1942 and demolished during the late 1950s.
St Peter Hungate, Norwich Peter Medieval 1936 Church of England NHCT. Since 2009 it has hosted the Hungate Medieval Art, an exhibition space celebrating Norwich's Medieval haritage and art
St Peter Parmentergate, Norwich Peter Medieval 1980 Church of England NHCT. Currently home to Amanda Bradbury, an integrative counselling specialist
St Peter Southgate, Norwich Peter Medieval 1880s Church of England Demolished
St Philip, Heigham Philip 1872 1972 Church of England Demolished 1975
St Saviour, Norwich Jesus Medieval 1970s Church of England NHCT. Now it is the Thalia Theatre Company, an educational arts related learning provider for disabled people with a focus on physical and sensory impairments and learning difficulties
SS Simon & Jude, Norwich Simon & Jude Medieval 1892 Church of England NHCT. Taken over by Curious Directive in 2018, it is used as a shared workspace for freelancers working in creative industries
St Swithin, Norwich Swithun Medieval 1951 Church of England NHCT. It is home to Norwich Arts Centre, a successful and well-known venue since 1980
Holy Apostles Jesuit Chapel Apostles 1829 1880s Roman Catholic No longer needed once the cathedral was built
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