St Peter's Church, Wymondham
The parish church of Wymondham dates back to the 13th Century and part of the Benefice of South Framland.
The school children often visit the church to learn about it's history and traditions, as well as to celebrate Christian festivals and join in services with our families.
Meet our Vicar
There are many reasons why it’s a pleasure to be the parish priest in this area, and one of the best reasons is our primary school at Wymondham. Having originally trained to be a primary school teacher up in Chester, I ended up becoming a priest instead. So, when I moved to this area, I knew I was really blessed when I discover that our village school had exceptional staff and children, who always give their best and who have welcomed me as part of the school family.
I do my best to make my weekly assemblies as interesting as possible; occasionally one of my lightsabers or some LEGO makes it into the re-enactment of a Bible story, as we learn about how much we are loved by God, and how that should inspire is to be more loving with one another. (Our retelling of these stories always feature the children in starring roles!) I’m delighted to invite the school family into our church buildings a couple of times a term, and I’m always proud of how thoughtful, kind and funny our children are.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading and rereading the Harry Potter books, and my collection of Star Wars and Harry Potter LEGO is always expanding. I’m owned by a small fluffy dog, Honey, who has been known to make the odd appearance from time to time at school, too.
The church has a west tower and recessed spire, nave, north & south aisles, north & south transepts, chancel and south porch. The oldest part of the church is the tower which dates to the 13th century. It has lancet windows below with twin bell-openings above with tracery and quatrefoil heads. The recessed spire was also added in the 13th century with its two tiers of lucarne windows. There are also some gargoyles below the later added parapet.