Visiting the Julian Shrine

Visitors are invited to visit the Julian Shrine, including St Julian's Church, the Julian visitor centre, and All Hallows Guesthouse. The most important part of the shrine is of course St Julian's Church containing the reconstructed Julian of Norwich cell. Though St Julian's Church was badly damaged during WWII bombing, generous donors from around the world made a post-war reconstruction possible, during which time the foundations of Julian's Cell was uncovered - having been destroyed some centuries earlier. Visitors are now able to enter the cell, which contains a small chapel for reflection and private prayer. There is also a weekly mass said in the cell on Mondays at 10am as well as other daily services in the church. For information on services at St Julian's, click here.


As well as the shrine church, there is the adjoining churchyard garden, a spacious green area well suited for picnics, quiet reflection, or a breath of fresh air. A delightfully peaceful place in the centre of a busy city, the garden is open to visitors from 8:30am to 6:00pm daily.




At the top of the hill next to the church is the Julian Centre and All Hallows Guesthouse. The Julian Centre houses a bookshop, visitor information, as well as a community centre with space to hire.


For visitors planning an overnight or longer stay in Norwich, consider booking a stay with us at All Hallows Guesthouse, a former convent, which reopened for hospitality in 2022 after a complete refurbishment and now offers a selection of guest bedrooms for weary travellers. For more information or to make a booking, click here.