Annual Service at St Benet’s Abbey

Annual Service at St Benet’s Abbey

You are warmly invited to join us for the St Benet’s Abbey Annual Service on Sunday 24 July at 3.30 pm.  The service will be conducted by the Prior of St Benet’s Abbey in the presence of the Abbot of St Benet’s, the Bishop of Norwich.  Everyone is welcome. Please note...
In the time of pilgrims

In the time of pilgrims

Norfolk was always a place of cultural exchange. From human settlers, right down to pottery styles, Norfolk’s archaeological history shows us ideas were moving between Britain and mainland Europe. It’s a similar story on a national level. Norfolk and its environs have...
Site Warden – St Benet’s Abbey

Site Warden – St Benet’s Abbey

We are looking for volunteers to regularly check the site for signs of damage or other issues, using a supplied checklist and agreed route. The volunteer will also pick up any litter they spot along the route. What are we looking for? Good observation skills and an...
Annual Service at St Benet’s Abbey

Why was St Benet’s Abbey spared by Henry VIII?

As the Annual Bishop’s Service at St Benet’s Abbey takes place on 1st August, we reflect on its unique status.  Remarkably, St Benet’s was the only monastery in the land not to be ‘dissolved’ in the Reformation, though its days as a monastic community were numbered. ...