St Julian's Church, Norwich

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St Julian's Church, Norwich
St Julian's Church, Norwich, 2009.jpg
St Julian's Church, Norwich
52°37′29.4″N 1°18′02.4″E / 52.624833°N 1.300667°E / 52.624833; 1.300667Coordinates: 52°37′29.4″N 1°18′02.4″E / 52.624833°N 1.300667°E / 52.624833; 1.300667
Location Norwich, Norfolk
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Dedication St Julian
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Parish Norwich, St John the Baptist, Timberhill with Norwich St Julian
Deanery Norwich East
Archdeaconry Norwich
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Norwich
Province Province of Canterbury

St Julian’s Church, Norwich is a Grade I listed parish church in the Church of England in Norwich.[1]


St Julian's seen from the northeast before its destruction in an air raid in World War II

The Lady Julian of Norwich, or Mother Julian, or Dame Julian, a 14th-century anchoress, took her name from the saint of the church, which was dedicated either to Julian the Hospitaller or Julian of Le Mans. Her anchoress's cell was in a corner of the churchyard.

Essentially destroyed by bombing in 1942, the church was extensively restored by the architect A. J. Chaplin and reopened in 1953 mainly to act as a Shrine Church for Julian of Norwich. The Friends of Julian have a shop and lending library in a hall at the corner of the street.


The church has an organ dating to 1860 by Henry Jones, which was installed here in 1966. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[2]

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  1. ^ The Buildings of England. Norfolk. Nikolaus Pevsner. p.245. First Edition. 1962. Penguin Books Limited
  2. ^ "NPOR N06503". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 2 February 2015.