Today the church is a shrine to Dame Julian of Norwich,
circa 1340 - 1426
Shewings of Divine Love
Through this window, she would meet with passers by who sought the advise of a holy woman. Her unusual lifestyle was understood by all as a form of consecration to God, for her entrance into this life had been a public event. The Bishop of the town along with the crowd of the faithful had held a public service in which she was sealed into her apartment, there to spend the rest of her days in prayer and service to the spiritually hungry. Traditionally, this was done by a mature woman, notby a woman in her childbearing years.
Julian of Norwich is not a Saint, but she is often called Saint in this modern era. The original church at Norwich was destroyed by bombing during World War II. This has been restored as a place of prayer by the Anglican Sisters of All Hallows, Ditchingham.
For a fuller account of Julian of Norwich visit: http://www.julianofnorwich.org/
Her cell has been recreated using the doorway and round arch once of St Michael at Thorn which was also destroyed by bombing during the second world war.
The church is open every day for prayer and quiet reflection
|All Saints Westlegate||St. George Tombland||St. Julian||St. Michael at Plea|
|St. Andrew||St. Giles||St. Lawrence||St. Peter Hungate|
|St. Augustine||St. Gregory||St. Margaret||St. Peter Mancroft|
|St. Benedict||St. Helen||St. Martin at Oak||St. Peter Parmentergate|
|St. Clement||St. James Pockthorpe||St. Martin at Palace Plain||St. Saviour|
|St. Edmund Fishergate||St. John de Sepulchre||St. Mary Coslany||St. Simon & St. Jude|
|St. Etheldreda||St. John Maddermarket||St. Mary the Less||St. Stephen|
|St. George Colegate||St. John Timberhill||St. Michael(Miles) Coslany||St. Swithin|