St Helen

St Helen's is famous for its remarkable screen, a masterpiece made in about 1450.

About this church

One of the things that makes it so special is that it still retains much of its original colour. It stretches the entire width of the church, and the figures on it include the Twelve Apostles, St George, St Mary, John the Baptist and other saints. The paintings are superb, perhaps especially St George and St Michael.

The church itself is an attractive and interesting building, with a tall tower that gives splendid views over the Broads, and flint walls interspersed with elegant windows from the Perpendicular period.

Although the screen overshadows the rest of the church contents, some are clearly special. They include 15th century bench ends, misericords, a linenfold pulpit and a 15th century cantor's desk, a kind of lectern with two sides. One side has a painted eagle on it, the other a scrap of weathered musical notation.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

All Saints

See the unique large late Medieval wall painting of the life of St Christopher pre and post conversion in this gem of a round tower church standing in wild flower rich churchyards.


St Michael & All Angels

St Michael & All Angels is a fine old 14th century Norfolk church with an historically important rood screen, with the complete Nine Orders of Angels.

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