St Benet’s Abbey: 1000 years! upcoming events

A Time to Gather Stones

A community play drawing together stories across the history of the abbey.

  • Tuesday April 2 2019: reading of the play by Brian Abbott - a first chance to hear the text in an informal session over a drink. The reading will be held at The New Inn Horning NR12 8PF at 7:30 pm

Drop in casting days: The play will be performed by members of the community and everyone is welcome and invited to take part. There are no auditions, everyone gets a part! 

  • Sun 7th April 2019 2.00 – 6.00 pm Ludham Village Hall NR29 5PB 
  • Mon 8th April 2019 2.00 – 8.00pm Mill Suite at Horning Village Hall NR12 8LQ.

St Benet’s Abbey Discovery Day

  • Saturday 6th April 2019 Ludham Village Hall NR29 5PB

Find out more about the abbey's fascinating history at this free ticketed event. Talks in the morning from a number of specialists on the Abbey, its landscape, architectural history, later use as a mill and current place in the Broads. This will be followed by a walk to the Abbey and tour of the site.Free but booking essential  DOWNLOAD MORE DETAILS HERE.

Doors open 9.15. Tea and coffee available Start 9.45. Finish 16.30. Free car parking at the venue. Please bring a packed lunch if you intend to come for the whole day and bring suitabe clothing and footwear for the site visit.

The celebration of 1000 years of St Benet’s Abbey is led by The Friends of St Benet's ABbey and supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Fund. For further information about the play contact Philip Parr, and for more information about St Benet’s Abbey and the anniversary events Visit and follow the project on social media @StBenetsAbbey  @parrabbola or search for us on Facebook St Benet’s Abbey Norfolk Broads