A Beautiful Village
Great Massingham is one of Norfolk’s most attractive villages located approximately 40 miles west of Norwich and 13 miles to the east of King’s Lynn, having one of the most impressive greens in the county. Several large ponds dominate the village, some of which have their origins as the fish ponds for an 11th century Augustinian Abbey. The village has won many awards such as a ‘CPRE Community Open Spaces’ award and several ‘EDP Pride in Norfolk’ awards for villages with a population under 1000. Its origins are thought to go back to the 5th century, but today it is still a thriving community with a village shop and post office, several small businesses and a well patronised pub and restaurant, also recognised in various awards, which also offers bed & breakfast. The Church of St. Mary is a focal point in the village opposite the green. There is also a modern surgery, a thriving Primary School and popular Pre-school.
At the heart of the village is the Village Hall which is the centre for many clubs and activities. The Hall has recently undergone a large refurbishment which has further enhanced both the appearance and the facilities. A Social Club and Bar form part of the Village Hall. There is a very active Tennis and Multi-Sports club, along with a bowls club, table tennis, billiards, snooker and much more. Film Nights and Quiz Nights are also held every month. All the activities and contacts can be accessed on the Village Hall page of this website or on their individual pages.
The Primary School caters for children aged from rising five to eleven. The Pre-School caters for children from 2 to 5 years is also on the School site. Other societies in the village include ‘The Massingham Strollers’ who arrange regular Sunday morning rambles around the many footpaths in the area. Many of the walks are published as a single page guide with map and route details and may be downloaded by visiting the ‘Massingham Strollers’ page (follow Community/Massingham Strollers on the left of this page). Other societies/groups include the Historical Society and The Biodiversity Group. These can all be accessed on their own pages on this website.
A monthly newsletter, “The Mallard”, is published for the residents of Great & Little Massingham containing news, forthcoming events, church services and other useful information such as local business information. Follow the links on the left of this Home Page to access all you need to know about our lovely village, to see what is happening now and all about the village history.
Village News See All
- Great Massingham Macmillan Coffee Morning
Fantastic Result Again for the Macmillan Coffee Morning! Well done Chrissie and her Team! And…Well done Great Massingham! A message from Chrissie Warnes, our tireless,… Read More »
- Community Lunch at the Village Hall, January 14th 2020
Following the great success of our first Community Lunch in November, our next Community Lunch will be at Great Massingham Village Hall on Tuesday January… Read More »
- Historical Society December Meeting and Talk
The Next Historical Society meeting is on Monday 9th December at 7.30pm at the Village Hall. Many apologies that Ant was unable to give his… Read More »
- Church Christmas Market on November 30th at the Village Hall
Make sure you don’t miss the St Mary’s Church Christmas Market on 30th November at the Village Hall from 11am until 2pm. There will be… Read More »
Village Events See All
- St Mary’s Church Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal
Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child 11th –18th November, 2019 The Shoebox Packing morning on 16th November was very successful. Well attended and lots of boxes… Read More »
- Christmas Lights Switch On – December 14th
The annual switch on of our Christmas lights on the Green will take place on Saturday 14th December at 6pm. The Dabbling Duck will be… Read More »
- Film Night
The next Film Night is on Thursday January 16th 2020 at 7pm for 7.30 at the Village Hall.
- West Norfolk Radio Live Shows at the Village Hall
December West Norfolk Live Shows will be held on the following dates at Great Massingham Village Hall bar from 7 pm to 10 pm. FREE… Read More »
- Next Craft & Chat Dates and Next Quiz Night Reminder
The December ‘Craft and Chat’ Dates are 9th & 16th December. January 2020 dates are 6th and 20th January. The next quiz night is on January… Read More »