St. Marys Church

The Sandringham Group of Churches

A lively and welcoming Group in North West Norfolk, comprising the Parish Churches of Castle Rising, Flitcham, Hillington, Sandringham, West Newton, and Wolferton.


Present regulations apply:
Facemasks are now mandatory. The organ will be played but there will be no singing. 2 metre social distancing is in place. Please use hand sanitiser before entering and leaving the church. Please bring your own prayer book if you have one.

Please email the church warden of that church if you wish to attend a service.

Castle Rising (cortyhoward@castlerising.com)
Flitcham (fsb.stanton@gmail.com)
Hillington (lauraworsley@hotmail.com)
Sandringham (verger.sandringham@gmail.com)
West Newton (jayne.windsor@yahoo.co.uk)
Wolferton (judy.scott@nhs.net).

 All services are from the Book of Common Prayer unless otherwise indicated by CW [Common Worship]

October 11th – Trinity 18
9.30 Harvest – Wolferton (CW)
11.00 Harvest – Castle Rising

October 18th – Trinity 19
9.30 Holy Communion – West Newton (CW)
11.15 Mattins – Hillington

October 25th – Trinity 20
9.15 Holy Communion – Castle Rising
11.00 Family Service – Flitcham (CW)

November 1st – All Saints Day
9.30 Mattins – Hillington
11.00 Mattins – Sandringham

November 8th – Remembrance Sunday
9.30 Family Service – Wolferton (CW)
10.50 Remembrance – Castle Rising
10.50 Remembrance – Hillington

November 15th – Trinity 23
9.30 Holy Communion – West Newton (CW)
11.15 Mattins – Hillington

November 22nd – Next Before Advent
9.15 Holy Communion – Castle Rising
11.00 Family Service – Flitcham (CW)

November 29th – Advent 1
9.30 Holy Communion – Sandringham
11.00 Mattins – Sandringham

The churches have been cleaned and hand sanitiser is also available at the entrance.

Entering and leaving the church will be organised by the Churchwardens and we ask that everyone follows their instruction.

This list is also posted on the Church noticeboard and on the Sandringham Church website and Hillington Parish website.

PLEASE DO CONTACT ME, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES OR WANT TO PUT YOUR NAME DOWN FOR A SERVICE:

Mrs Laura Worsley – 07790353599 – lauraworsley@hotmail.com

         

              HOPING TO SEE YOU AT ONE OF THESE SUNDAY SERVICES!


History of St Mary the Virgin

St. Marys Church side view
St. Marys Church
Stained Glass Window close up of Nativity
Stained Glass Window
Full length image of the stained glass window
Full-length stained glass window
Church Service

There has been a church here for many centuries, perhaps before the Norman conquest, although there is no mention of it in the Domesday Book.  Much of the present building dates back to the 15th century and is constructed of un-coursed flint with some Sandringham sandstone and carr stone quarried from Sandringham Estate.  The Nave and South Aisle were re-built in 1824 with the Chancel and North Trancept being restored in 1892.  The great treasure of the church is the 1756 organ built by Snetzler- this was originally in the National Society’s training college before being gifted to Hillington in 1857.  The organ is unusual in that the sharps are white and the naturals black.

http://www.sandringhamchurches.org.uk/

St. Marys Church at sunset
St. Marys Church at sunset