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.
Under normal circumstances, both churches are open all day, every day 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.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, on the instruction of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and following the advice of the Government, we regret that all public worship in our parish is suspended, and both our churches are closed until further notice.
The Parish Priest will continue to celebrate the Mass privately each day, and to pray Morning and Evening Prayer, with intercession for the many people who stand in need of our prayer at this time.
When this time has passed, we look forward very much to uniting as a family.
May God bless and keep you.