© 2019 St John the Baptist, Timberhill with St Julian's Norwich.

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Everybody is welcome at all our services.

St John's, Timberhill is the main Anglican Church of the Catholic tradition in the heart 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.  The main service of the week is at 11am every Sunday, lasts about an hour and a quarter and is always followed by refreshments.

The parish also 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.  The Eucharist is celebrated in Mother Julian's Cell every Sunday at 9am, and on weekdays too.

Services at St John's are held according to the modern rites of the Western Church, celebrated with traditional ceremonial.  At St Julian's the services are diverse and based on Common Worship.

Both churches are open every day for prayer, quiet and visiting, and for daily worship.  We welcome you to come in at any time to find peace and solitude in God's presence.

Sunday services

Low Mass

9:00 am at St Julian's

High Mass

11:00 am at St John's

Solemn Evensong & Benediction

as announced

Weekday services

The Mass

Monday 10:00 am St Julian's

Tuesday 12 noon St John's

Wednesday 10:00 am St Julian's

Thursday 12 noon St John's

Friday 5:00 pm St Julian's 

Saturday 12 noon St John's

Morning Prayer

Every weekday (except Monday)

8:30 am at St John's

Evening Prayer

Every weekday (except Monday)

6:00 pm at St Julian's

The Holy Rosary

Monday 10:30 am at St Julian's, following the 10:00 am Low Mass and followed by coffee in the Julian Centre

Please check the Newsletter for any alterations or call us.


Advent marks the beginning of the Church’s new year and calls us to new faithfulness in worship and Christian living.

We will me celebrating each Sunday of Advent at the 9:00am Low Mass (St Julian’s) and 11:00am High Mass (St John's)



  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Every Thursday 11am - 12noon (St John’s)

  • Advent Tea Tues 10th Dec (The Julian Centre) 2:00-3:30pm

  • LGBT+ Carol Service Mon 16th Dec (St John's) 7:30pm. Preacher: Fr Darren Thornton CA. Seasonal refreshments.

  • 'Rorate' Mass Sat 21st Dec (St John's) 8:00am. Candlelit Mass of Our Lady at dawn on the shortest day of the year.

  • Parish Carol Service and Benediction Sun 22nd Dec (St John's) 6:00pm


Christmas Eve

Tuesday 24th December

Crib Service with carols St Julian's 4pm

Midnight Mass St John's 11:30pm

High Mass and Blessing of the Crib

Christmas Day

Wednesday 25th December

High Mass of the Day St Julian's 10am

Evening Prayer at the Crib St Julian's 6pm

Sunday 29th December

Procession and High Mass 11am St John's

followed by mulled wine and mince pies