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St. Mary's Church, Burnham Deepdale

St Mary's Church in Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast - Famous for its Saxon Round Tower, Norman Font & Medieval Glass

St Mary's Church in Burnham Deepdale welcomes visitors throughout the year.  The church is usually open throughout the day.  Services are held every Sunday morning.

The church is also popular for weddings and is home to many stalls during the annual Deepdale Christmas Market.

This little church in Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, deserves fame for its three outstanding features: Its Saxon Round Tower (pre-Conquest of 1066), its Norman Font, and its collection of Medieval Glass.

St Mary's Church in Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast - Famous for its Saxon Round Tower, Norman Font & Medieval Glass

Our Medieval Glass is now back in place having been fully restored over the last 6 months.  The church is open every day for anyone who would like to view it.

The Round Tower dates approximately from 950 years ago.  This simple construction, making intricate corners unnecessary, is a feature of many churches in Norfolk.  This is one of a group in three neighbouring parishes: Titchwell, Burnham Deepdale and Burnham Norton.  The tower houses a 15th century bell cast by Thomas Derby of Kings Lynn.

St Mary's Church in Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast - Famous for its Saxon Round Tower, Norman Font & Medieval Glass St Mary's Church in Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast - Famous for its Saxon Round Tower, Norman Font & Medieval Glass

The Norman Font of Barnack stone is square in shape and depicts a figure for each month of the year from a farming man's point of view.  For example February shows a person with his feet up before the fire, June, a person weeding, September, threshing and December, feasting together.

The collection of Medieval Glass is rich and varied and is described in the book 'Stained Glass Tours Around Norfolk Churches' by David J King.  Of particular charm is the window in the tower showing in the top half an angel pulling the chains of a censur and below Mary Magdalene holding a scroll.  The windows in the porch contain delightful medieval faces of the sun and moon.

St Mary's Church in Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast - Famous for its Saxon Round Tower, Norman Font & Medieval Glass St Mary's Church in Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast - Famous for its Saxon Round Tower, Norman Font & Medieval Glass

Postcards of the Font and Glass are available to purchase in the Church.

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St Mary's Church in Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast - Famous for its Saxon Round Tower, Norman Font & Medieval Glass


Please Take A Walk Inside

 

Sunday Services and Other Festivals
Any changes to the regular services are posted on the church noticeboard, in the Parish News or on Facebook or Twitter.

1st Sunday of the month 9.15am Morning Prayer
2nd Sunday of the month 9.15am Sung Eucharist
3rd Sunday of the month 10.15am Family Service
4th Sunday of the month 9.15am Sung Eucharist
5th Sunday of the month See church noticeboard for more information

More photographs and information can be seen at: www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/burnhamdeepdale/burnhamdeepdale.htm

 

St. Mary's, Burnham Deepdale, is featured in the book titled

England's thousand best churches
Simon Jenkins / Hardcover / 1999
Price: 20.00

To buy your copy please click on the title above, or on the front page graphic.

St Mary's Church, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk is featured in England's Thousand Best Churches

 

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