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St Helen’s Church, Ranworth. Open daily. Free entry.


There is space to park on the road just outside of the church gate. The pathway to the entrance is smooth tarmac and the church is accessible to wheelchairs. There is a ramp available to help negotiate the steps into the church.

Brief Description:

The grade I listed church of St Helen is often called ‘The Cathedral of the Broads’. The present church dates back to 1450, but there was a place of worship on this site prior to this. The church boasts one of the finest medieval rood screens in England and a 15th century illuminated manuscript - the Ranworth antiphone - which was written in Medieval Latin. The church tower can be climbed (89 steps two ladders and a trap door) and has wonderful views of the River Bure and five broads.

Further Information:


Ranworth, Norfolk, NR13 6HT


None available.


01603 270769

Website: http://www.broadsideparishes.org.uk/churches/ranworth.htm

Opening Hours:

Open dawn till dusk every day.


Ranworth is approximately 15 miles north west of Great Yarmouth on Panxworth Church Road just off the B1140. OS TG 355147


The 124 bus runs from Norwich City Centre through Panxworth and South Walsham, both of which are approximately a mile walk from Ranworth. Call First Bus 08456 020121 or visit the First Bus Website for more information.


Tea and coffee are available in the visitor’s centre for the church. The Granary Stores and Tea Shop in Ranworth village offers snacks and refreshments.