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St Peter & St Paul

Cromer's church tells the story of the town's changing fortunes.

Cromer, Norfolk

Opening times

Daily from 9am to about 4.30pm (5.30pm or later in the Summer).
The tower is open Monday to Saturday between the end of May and the end of October.


Church Street
NR27 9HH

The church is very large and grand, and was built almost entirely in the 15th century.

The decline was already well set in by the 17th century, during which time the chancel was demolished, before it fell down of its own accord. By the 19th century it was almost derelict. Architect Sir Arthur Blomfield came to the rescue in the 1880s, rebuilding the chancel, and repairing the nave and tower.

Today the church is a popular, friendly place, its enormous nave full of light and space. There is excellent glass at the east end made by William Morris's company to the designs of Edward Burne-Jones, and elsewhere there is modern glass celebrating and commemorating the places and people of Cromer.

The outside of the church is magnificent, with superb architectural detailing. Crowning all is the great tower, Norfolk's tallest, and a popular attraction in its own right because of the views from the top.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Car park at church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

Contact information

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All Saints

Upper Sheringham, Norfolk

Set in a large churchyard in quiet countryside inland from the sea, Upper Sheringham's church has features from both the 14th and 15th centuries.

St Margaret

Thorpe Market, Norfolk

Built in 1796 on the site of an earlier medieval church by the first Lord Suffield.