About Julian

Julian of Norwich (1342-1416) is internationally famous for her "Revelations of Divine Love". She remains one of the most creative theologians, spiritual writers and mystics in the Christian tradition.

The Julian Centre

The Julian Centre is next door to St Julian’s Church. It provides a welcome for pilgrims and visitors, houses the Julian Library and a shop which sells books, devotional items and gifts, mostly associated with Julian; please see "Visitors" section for further details. Items can also be purchased from our on-line shop via ebay.

The Friends of Julian

The Friends of Julian of Norwich is a world-wide community of people inspired by Julian's writings. Members seek to grow in the knowledge and love of God. The Friends encourage contemplative quietness, the sharing of resources for spiritual deepening, and offer hospitality to pilgrims and visitors to the Julian Shrine. To learn more click below...

Julian Centre News & Announcements

Join us for a two-day retreat in October 2018 facilitated by the Rt Revd Stephen Platten, sometime Dean of Norwich

Norfolk was home to two world-class women in the 14th century.  Margery Kempe, from Lynn, and Julian of Norwich could not have been more unlike each other. Margery was a mother of 14 children, an extreme extrovert, a frequent attendee in court for alleged misdemeanours, and an inveterate traveller with trips to the Levant and Europe, to say nothing of her travels around England – including... Keep Reading

The Friends have published a new book on the history of St. Julian's Church

ST. JULIAN’S CHURCH, NORWICH by Sheila Upjohn and Nicholas Groves  (Foreword : Christopher Wood)  Published by The Friends of Julian of Norwich, 2018

This important new resource for Julian pilgrims and scholars was launched on 11th May during the Julian Festival.  In his introductory address, Professor Brian Thorne spoke as follows:

“It had been the desire and intention of Sheila Upjohn to conduct the launch of her co-authored book herself but, sadly, personal reasons have prevented her... Keep Reading

Join us in Norwich in the Julian Book Club

You have the time...

3.20pm to 4.50pm
First Friday of the month at the Julian Centre


Julian’s Revelations of Divine Love are perhaps not best read all in onego. The Julian Book Club invites you to a slow encounter with the first book written in English by a woman, one vision a month.

Over tea and cake, join with others who are doing the same and share what you thought and felt. We finish each session with... Keep Reading

Julian Weekend 10 - 15 May 2018

Julian Weekend 10 – 15 May 2018

 

The Julian Festival this year has celebrated not only the gift of the writings of the anchoress Julian of Norwich, but her dwelling place and creative power:

 

Thursday, 10 May

St. Julian’s Church was the prayerful rallying point for Norwich East Deanery’s Pilgrimage to the Cathedral, led by Bishop Alan, the Bishop of Thetford.  Meditations and readings from Julian were led in St. Catherine’s Chapel.

 

Friday, 11 May

‘Julian Meetings’, times... Keep Reading