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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


From its start on Ash Wednesday (26th Feb) until its conclusion on Easter Sunday (12th Apr), Lent has been a traditional time for fasting and abstinence.  Just as we carefully prepare for events in our personal lives, as for a wedding or birthday, Lent invites us to make our minds and hearts ready for remembering Jesus’ life, death and bodily resurrection.

We will be keeping Lent every day in our churches - see Calendar for details....



  • Lent Lunch every Tues in Lent following the 12 noon Mass at St John's: soup, bread, cheese, fruit and fellowship.

  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Every Thursday in Lent, 11am - 12noon at St John’s. Join us for silent prayer; Benediction closes the Holy Hour and Mass follows at 12 noon.

  • Stations of the Cross in St John's at 12 noon every Friday in Lent.

  • Life in Christ A sexcentenary series of sermons on the Sacraments, starting on Ash Wednesday and continuing at the Sunday High Masses during Lent. 

Please check the Newsletter for any alterations or call us.

Holy Week

Palm Sunday

Sunday 5th April

  • Low Mass St Julian's 9am

  • Procession and High Mass St John's 11am

  • Stations of the Cross with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament St John's 6pm

Maundy Thursday

Thursday 9th April

  • High Mass of the Lord's Supper St John's 7:30pm, followed by the Watch at the Altar of Repose: come and go until midnight.

Good Friday

Friday 10th April

  • Office of Readings & Morning Prayer 9am St John's

  • Stations of the Cross 10am St John's

  • Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion and Death 2pm St John's

  • Compline 8pm St Julian's

Holy Saturday

Saturday 11th April

  • Office of Readings & Morning Prayer 9am St John's


Holy Saturday

Saturday 11th April

  • The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night 8:30pm St John's

Easter Sunday

Sunday 12th April

  • Low Mass 9am St Julian's

  • High Mass & Procession 11am St John's

  • Solemn Evensong, Maria Consolata and Benediction 6pm St Julian's

Easter Monday

Monday 13th April

  • Sung Mass 10am St Julian's