|St. Mary's Church,
St Mary's Church in Burnham Deepdale welcomes visitors
throughout the year. The church is usually open
throughout the day.
are held every Sunday morning.
The church is also popular for weddings and is home to
many stalls during the annual
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.
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.
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.
Postcards of the Font and Glass are available to purchase in
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
|1st Sunday of the month
|2nd Sunday of the month
|3rd Sunday of the month
|4th Sunday of the month
|5th Sunday of the month
||See church noticeboard for more information
More photographs and information can
be seen at:
|St. Mary's, Burnham Deepdale, is featured in the book titled
England's thousand best churches
Simon Jenkins / Hardcover / 1999
To buy your copy please click on the title above, or on the front page graphic.
St Mary's Church,
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