St Mary's Church, East Ruston, Norfolk

East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9HN
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Opening times:
Open daily 10am to 4pm
  • Overview
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  • 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.

East Ruston Guide

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  • Access information
    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.
  • Directions
    2 miles north of Stalham.  From the A149 take the B1159 for 2 miles where the church is adjacent to the road
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Worstead (4.9 miles)

  • History & Further Information

    Useful 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

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