St Mary's Church, East Ruston, Norfolk
- What's nearby
Sweeping views of the Broads
In one of the most striking settings of any Norfolk church, St Mary's stands on a rise overlooking the sweeping landscape between the Broads and the coast, with the great tower of Happisburgh in the distance. Principally fourteenth century, the most remarkable possession of this vast, airy church is the spectacular fifteenth-century chancel screen with its lively lions and unspoilt contemporary paintings of the evangelists and others.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A rare temple-style church by Robert Adam
Parking is available in layby and there is a short walk on gravel path to the door of church. Please walk past the porch and continue to the small chancel door. There are steps into the churchyard and a step into the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of the building there is no heating, running water or toilet facilities.The church has natural light only.
2 miles north of Stalham. From the A149 take the B1159 for 2 miles where the church is adjacent to the road
Nearest railway station: Worstead (4.9 miles)
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.
- Community information