Welcome to the website for St Agnes' Church in Cawston, Norfolk. The church comprises a lively all-age congregation of around 50 people every Sunday.

St Agnes' Church is one of the finest church buildings in Norfolk. The large 14th century church lies at the centre of the village. The bell tower rises almost 120 feet (37 metres) and is visible for miles around.

The building attracts many visitors each year with its fine hammer beam roof, decorated with carved angels, and a 15th century painted rood screen. Please come and join our regular worship (see calendar opposite) or just to marvel at this fine historic church.

Latest News and Announcements

Church Reopens

The great news is that after 8 months of closure due to our extensive repairs project, the church is due to reopen to the public on Monday 9th September. Though there is still work to do in the church, most of the building is accessible, and visitors are welcome. The church will be open daily from 9:15am until dusk.

Guide Book

A 20-page full colour printed guidebook is now available in Church. Pick up your copy for just £3.

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Cawston Rood Screen Guide

A 16-page full colour printed guidebook to the world famous Cawston Rood Screen is now available in Church. Pick up your copy for just £3.

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Hard Hat Days Fully Booked

In an amazingly busy 2 days, all of the hard hat day places have been booked. For health and safety reasons our numbers are strictly limited and at this stage we don’t have plans to arrange further days, as to do so would risk delaying the completion of the project.

The hard hat days are now over and the waiting list is closed. Thank you for your interest – please do check back to see further progress with the project.

Hard Hat Days

Hear more about our repairs project and climb the scaffold to meet the angels!

Registration in advance through our website is essential as numbers are strictly limited. All we ask is that you take lots of pictures and leave a donation toward the project.

Saturday 9th March – 10:30 or 1pm
Friday 15th March – 10:30 or 1pm
Saturday 16th March – 10:30 or 1pm
Saturday 23rd March – 10:30 or 1pm

Those wishing to tour the scaffold will have to declare their fitness to do so; the ascent involves a number of long ladders, so please don’t sign up if you know you’re not fit for the climb. The contractor and the Churchwardens reserve the right to refuse access on the basis of their judgement and visitors will be required to sign a disclaimer after taking part in a Health & Safety induction provided by our contractor.

To sign up for a hard hat day, click here and follow the instructions.


Please visit https://aylshamparishchurch.org.uk/safeguarding for all details relating to safeguarding.