About St Andrew, Themelthorpe

St Andrew, Themethorpe 

The Street, Themelthorpe, Dereham, Norfolk,  NR20 5PS  (Sparham Deanery)

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Churchwarden & PCC Secretary: Kevin Jones  01263 712328  farmerswife58@gmail.com

PCC Treasurer:  David Missen  01362 683519  dcmissen@aol.com


The village Church is a fine example of the Early English period which has been well preserved and where subsequent changes have been minimal leaving 13th century features to predominate.  The Nave and Chancel walls are continuous with no Chancel Arch nor Screen.  The unbuttressed West tower is typical of the 13th century having extremely thick walls leaving little room inside.  Herringbone flintwork in the walls is associated with work done before the Norman conquest.  Last restored in 1975, the pantile roof has a more shallow pitch than the earlier thatched roof as evidenced by the line on the Tower. 

Currently, negotiations are in progress to place St Andrew in the care of The Diocesan Churches Trust.    

Services and Music

Currently a service is held once a month (alternating between Morning Prayer and Holy Communion) with music generally provided by a CD player.


Themelthorpe lies mid-way between Foulsham and Reepham just to the North of Foxley Wood.  St Andrew is reached by a footpath through a gateway on the East side of the road leading North out of the village towards Guestwick.

The church is open 9am - 5pm daily during British Summer Time and 8am - 4pm daily during the winter months.


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