Aylsham Parish Church is a fine church of medieval origins at the heart of the market town of Aylsham in Norfolk. This Grade I listed church was built in the 14th century and is home to many treasures such as the beautifully carved and painted medieval rood screen and the Lady Chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary and providing a welcoming space for prayer and quiet contemplation.
Humphrey Repton, the leading 18th century landscape gardener is buried in the churchyard and is commemorated with a memorial located outside of the chancel door.
Aylsham Parish Church holds a wide range of events, activities and services for all age groups and interests including the following regular activities.
|Monday||9.30 - 11.00am||Weekly||Foodbank|
|Monday||Morning||From March to October||Monday Sale with stalls, refreshments and a warm welcome|
|Thursdays||9.00 - 11.00am||During Term Time||First Steps baby & toddler Cafe|
|3.00 - 4.15pm||During Term Time||Make & Take after school club|
|Friday||9.30 - 11.00am||Weekly||New Brew Wellbeing Café|
|Friday||9.30 - 10.15am||Weekly||Chair Pilates|
Our church building is a wonderful venue for a concert or an art exhibition, it lends itself well to being a place for children’s activity events and for coffee mornings supporting local charitable causes. It fills with music and prayer on a Sunday morning or when we gather for a wedding or a funeral or a Christening. Contrast that to the times when you set foot inside the building and you find that you are alone! The architecture of the building somehow embraces you, makes you feel small and even vulnerable. The silence and the stillness is contained by the walls and you find that there is peace and calm. Take a moment to sit and be still and you might discover a new inner peace. For you it might be a time for prayer or it might just be for stillness.
At Aylsham Parish Church the Lady Chapel is available for private prayer each day. We are open seven days a week, between 9am and 5pm, except during periods when services are being held or events taking place. You might like to light a candle or leave a prayer request in the chapel so that we might support you through prayer in the coming days.
8am Holy Communion in traditional language - every Sunday
10.15am Holy Communion / All Age Family Service on the 4th Sunday of the month. The main service is also livestreamed on our facebook page
4pm Choral Evensong 4th Sunday of the month
8am Morning Prayer – Monday to Friday every week
10.30am Holy Communion every Wednesday for 30 minutes
If you would like to donate to our church you can make contributions by cheque, cash, through this website or directly through your bank. Cheques should be made payable to 'Aylsham Parochial Church Council'. Bank Details: Aylsham Parochial Church Council 20-03-26 00130362. Or this link to donate through this website.