Researching a Norfolk parish church

Getting started

If you are interested in researching a parish church, the best way to begin is by looking at published information.

Many churches have produced guides and histories, often available to purchase from the church itself.

There may also be a copy on our searchroom shelves at the Norfolk Record Office (NRO) or at the Norfolk Heritage Centre (NHC).

Many of the books listed at the end of this guide, such as those by Blomefield, Bryant and Cautley, include sections on Norfolk churches, as do the websites Norfolk Churches and Norfolk Heritage Explorer.