St Laurence's Church, Norwich, Norfolk

Address:
St. Benedict's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3PE
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A prominent Norwich landmark

A vast, handsome medieval city church and prominent Norwich landmark, St Laurence's has a mighty tower, a clerestory of 11 windows on each side, a long continuous roof covering nave and chancel and two-storied porches to north and south, all set on a steeply sloping site. It was built between 1460 and 1472, but the tower and chancel may have been finished some 30 years later. Inside there are exquisite Edwardian paintings of saints and angels on panels near the altar. St Laurence is one of three of our churches in Norwich.

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  • Access information

    Church is located in city centre with managed car parks near by. Largely pedestrianised area.

    There are 12 steps from street level into the churchyard, and further steps into the church.

  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of the building there is no heating, running water or toilet facilities. The church is lit by natural light.
  • Directions
    Located on St Benedict's Street, Norwich city centre
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Norwich (0.8miles). Buses from city centre

  • History & Further Information

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

    Norfolk County Guide 2012

    This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Norfolk. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

  • Volunteering Opportunities

    Volunteering roles are available at our three Norwich Churches

    Visitor Welcome Coordinator - Voluntary role at Norwich St John Maddermarket

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