St Mary Magdalene

The parish church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham, is a country church of exceptional historic interest, with memorials to many members and relations of the Royal Family from Queen Victoria onwards.

About this church

It is used regularly as a place of worship by the Royal Family and Estate staff.
Sandringham church is considered to be one of the finest carrstone buildings in existence, and dates back in its present form to the 16th century.
The sumptuously decorated chancel with its carved angels frames the silver altar and reredos presented to Queen Alexandra by the American Rodman Wanamaker as a tribute to King Edward VII.  He also presented her with the silver pulpit and a silver 17th century Spanish processional cross.
Other notable features include a Florentine marble font, a Greek 9th century font and stained glass from the 16th century onwards.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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St Nicholas

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Kings Lynn Minster

Almost of cathedral size and impact, this great church is a pivotal part of the townscape of King's Lynn.


St Mary

Small rural village church with a great deal of history and interesting archaeological features including a round tower which is of preConquest date (1066).

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