St Peter & St Paul's


Welcome to this friendly and inviting church, which is steeped in history and draws visitors from around the country. East Harling Church is a hidden treasure in the heart of Breckland.

St Peter and St Paul's has stood at the centre of village life since at least the thirteenth century. Our parish church offers celebration in times of joy and solace in times of loss and challenge. We pray that our faith in God speaks through our worship and our lives lived in this community. 

The beautiful building we see today contains many medieval treasures not least of which is its East Window described by David King as: “The most important collection of 15th century glass by Norwich glass painters outside that city.” Download the 'Friends of East Harling Church' leaflet: we'd love to hear from you. If you'd like to become a supporter of the Friends, and you're a tax-payer, here is a gift aid form.

East Harling is normally open for visitors all the year round.  It is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

For further information please phone Rev David Smith on 01953 717140.

Explore our webpages. It will give you a sense of who we are and a taste of what we do. 


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Festival of Light

All welcome to share The Spirit of Christmas

Trees, Decorations, Lights & more.

Saturday 1st December from 10am to 4pm.

Sunday 2nd December from 12 noon to 4pm followed by

Traditional Carol Service at 4pm

Ploughman's Lunch and afternoon tea available on Saturday.

Ploughman's & Yuletide refreshments on Sunday.

Contact Mary for more details -

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Community Café (1 week to go)


First Tuesday Film Club (2 weeks to go)


Thetford Voices Singing Workshops (4 weeks to go)


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East Harling Junior Choir

From October, we have a limited number of places for girls and boys to be founding members of the Junior Choir.

Practices will take place on Thursday evenings and children from the age of 7 are invited.

Contact: or 01953 665011.



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How To Find Us

From the A11, take the B1111 towards East Harling, the church is visible from a distance as you drive into the village.

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