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 for daily worship. 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.
During the current restrictions, St John's Timberhill and St Julian's King Street both continue to be open to all for daily worship, prayer, quiet and visiting.
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 10am 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 10am to around 4pm every day.
On Sundays we celebrate the Eucharist at St Julian's at 9am and at St John's at 11am and 6pm.
We also celebrate Mass every day of the week: click here to see the times.
You will be warmly welcomed 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.