St Peter & St Paul Scarning
Welcome! We serve the parish of Scarning, which comprises the old village around the church of St Peter and St Paul, several outlying hamlets and a large, modern estate on the Dereham boundary.
As a Team Ministry, we also serve Scarning VC Primary School, which is situated between the two parts of the parish. The school is thriving and has been developed over the last few years to accommodate 300+ children.
Doctor Augustus Jessopp, Chaplain to King Edward VII, was Rector of Scarning from 1879 – 1911. He wrote several books about his life and times and recorded that in his day “Scarning comprised a few significant properties and about 50 hovels”. Things have changed!
We have a large, active team of bellringers.
The church is noted for its fine acoustic and pleasant organ – which makes hymn singing a particularly rewarding experience! Please come along – we would be delighted to meet you.
For service times and upcoming events, please see the homepage.
Find us at Dereham Road, Scarning. Parking is available in the lay-by immediately to the West of the church.
Please contact Alan (01362 696674), Ron (01362 694820), Yvonne (01362 695633), or Sue (01362 694886).
About the church building
The church has occupied its prominent position in the centre of Scarning since the 12th century. It is mainly perpendicular in style. The base of the tower is the oldest part of the building but there are fragments of masonry in the south wall from an earlier period – look for the barley sugar twists. A leaflet is available in church giving more details of the building – highlights include:
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