St John's Timberhill is the main Anglican Church of the Catholic tradition in the heart of Norwich. We are a Church of England church in the Diocese of Norwich. We are a Church Family of all ages and backgrounds, and we seek to offer uplifting worship, support and friendship, opportunities for service, and inspiration for daily living. We try to live and share the 'abundant life' which Jesus came to bring.
Our parish includes St Julian's Church, which houses the site of the cell in which dwelt the Lady Julian of Norwich, anchoress and visionary, who lived here for many years from the 1390s. Her Revelations of Divine Love, the earliest surviving book written in English by a woman, has become a spiritual classic known and loved by millions.
Our churches are open daily for prayer, quiet and visiting, and ordinarily for daily worship as well. We welcome you to come in at any time to find peace, stillness, encouragement and joy in God's presence. We celebrate the Eucharist every day and always welcome you to join us.
We are glad to pray for you. Requests for prayer can be left at both churches, and also submitted via this website.
A warm welcome awaits you. Come and join us.
St John's Timberhill and St Julian's King Street are both open to all for private prayer and quiet.
Public health precautions are in place, the churches are sanitised daily and face coverings must be worn. We warmly invite you to come to pray, enjoy the peace of the building, light a candle and rest in the Lord's presence.
St John's is open from 10.30am to around 4pm from Tuesday to Saturday, from 12 noon to around 4pm on Sunday, and is closed on Monday.
St Julian's is open from 10.30am to around 4pm every day.
There is currently no public worship in churches in England; following the lifting of restrictions, we will resume public worship in our parish on Wednesday 2 December with the Mass at 10am at St Julian's. On Sunday 6 December there will be public celebrations of the Eucharist at 9am at St Julian's and at 11am and 6pm at St John's.
Normally, we celebrate the Eucharist every day of the week: click here to see the times. When they resume, you will be very welcome at any of our acts of worship.
We continue to pray for God's blessing on our parish, community and city, the wellbeing and prosperity of all our shops and businesses, the safety of all keyworkers, the healing of the sick and suffering and peace for the departed. We are praying for you, too. May God bless and keep you.