Our trial of Cornerstone Coffee Shop in the Parish Church is now well under way. We're open 10.00-4.00 Monday to Friday and 10.00-1.00 on Saturday (except when the church is in use) and are pleased to offer a limited range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and biscuits. The coffee shop provides a great opportunity to relax and enjoy some quiet refreshment - of all kinds - in the inspiring setting of our 15th Century building.
The tower is also open for the summer season and normal opening hours are 10.30-4.30 Monday to Friday and 11.00-4.00 on Saturday. The tower is closed on Sunday, and will be closed at other times when the church is in use - for a wedding or a funeral, for example. With a height of about 50m and more than 170 steps to the top, it's quite a challenge, but the view is terrifc and well worth the climb. We make a small charge for climbing: £2.00 for adults and £1.00 for children under-18 (under-fives are free). Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Income from the tower, the bookstall and the sale of cards and gifts supports the work of Cromer Church, including the upkeep of the building. The tower will remain open until the Saturday at the end of October half-term.
Our summer exhibition is entitled 'Changing Times' and encourages us to take the long view and consider how we are all 'rooted in the past, living the present and shaping the future'. As Christians we believe that God loves us - all that we are, all that we have been and all we’re yet to be - and calls us to respond to his love by accepting that, because of Jesus, he can rescue us from all that's wrong in our lives. The exhibition focuses on the story of Cromer Church and its people, on the living church today and on our God-given vision for the future. It's thought-provoking, challenges us to think about where we've come from, where we are and where we're going, and offers a number of opportunities to respond and to consider how we might offer ourselves in God's service, in Cromer or wherever we call home.
The Parish Church is normally open between 9.00 and 5.00 daily, and there are services on Sunday at 9.00, 10.45 and 7.00 and on Wednesday at 10.00. The lounge offers a quiet place to relax, with toys for the children to play with. All parts of the building, except the tower, are accessible to wheelchairs and other mobility aids. You're welcome to pop in at any time and we look forward to seeing you.