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St Ethelbert

A 12th century rural church situated on farmland in the heart of Norfolk.

Larling, Norfolk

Opening times

Open daily for visits and private prayer from 10am to 4pm.


Off Watton Road
NR16 2QZ

St Ethelbert's is a charming rural church set in picturesque Norfolk countryside.

It is Grade I listed and has no power or water supply. Heating is provided from a wood-burning stove and lighting from oil-lamps. The organ is pumped by hand at all services!

The church dates from the 12th century and retains a particularly fine Norman arched entranceway. Much beloved by the local farming community, the church is focal point at key times of the year, notably for Harvest Festival and the Christmas Carol Service. For the latter, the local farmers surround the church with their tractors to provide illumination. The local pub donates beer and wine, and parishioners bake mountains of sausage rolls and other snacks. Needless to say, the church gets packed and late-comers have standing room only.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • National heritage here

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Car park at church

  • Dog friendly

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Services are held every two weeks at 11am on Sunday.

  • Church of England

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