Saint Edmund, Downham Market, Norfolk



Welcome to our Church Website! 

The Parish Church of St Edmund was first erected many centuries ago, and since then much has happened both in the world and in Downham Market.

But the one thing that has remained consistent is the life of this Church.

Our town's Church building is evidence of the ingenuity and the faith of our forebears. Here they shared their joys and bore their sorrows. Here they celebrated the presence of Jesus Christ, as we continue to do today.

It is impossible to count how many people have been baptised and married in our Parish Church and been laid to rest from it.  It is impossible to know how many people every day have passed through the Church doors simply to worship God, the very purpose for which it was built.

For the best part of a thousand years, men and women of all ages have entered our Church, a haven of silence, peace and beauty, to admire, to think, to pray, or to contemplate.

We warmly invite you to do the same………… 

We hope you will enjoy your online visit and that you might be able to visit us in person before too long!

May God bless you.

Fr James Mather ssc (Rector)
Tricia Potter and Lesley Hartley (Churchwardens)