Village services

Post Office

The Green, Shipdham, Thetford, Norfolk IP25 7LA. Telephone 01362 820285 ‎

Opening Hours

Post Office: Monday to Friday 10am – 3.30pm  Saturday 10-12.30pm

Shop: Monday to Friday 6am – 7pm Saturday 6am -6.30pm and Sunday 9am – 4pm


Doctors Surgery

Dr Mo Chilenge & Dr Dooldeniya

The Green, Shipdham, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 7LA

Phone: 01362 820225
Repeat Prescription Telephone No: 01362 820225
Appointment Telephone No: 01362 820225
Out of hours emergency number:    01603 488488

Surgery and Reception hours
Monday to Friday    8.30am to 1pm, 3pm – 6.30pm

The practice has an attached pharmacy/prescription facility which is much valued by the village. Patients can phone for repeat prescriptions and collect during reception hours.

Venues available for hire

Shipdham has the following venues available for hire:

WI Hall – Marlene Secker – 01362 820327
Bullock Park Pavilion – Sarah Howlett – 01362 820047
The Golden Dog – David Ridgewell – 01362 820255

Bus timetable

Timetables for Konect buses can be found at Konect
Timetable for First buses can be found at First

Shipdham Manor Care Home

Shipdham Manor, which dates back over 200 years, has been tastefully extended and linked to the original coach house to provide facilities very much in keeping with the 21st century. Our rooms, most with en-suite facilities, are tastefully decorated and provide our residents with a quality environment for enjoyment of life in later years. Although all rooms are fully furnished, we encourage residents to bring with them items of furniture and personal possessions so that their room can be a true home from home. For more information, visit their website

Mobile Library

The updated route to Shipdham will be on a Tuesday, 4 weekly, starting on 25 July 2023
The new stops are as follows:

09:30-09:45 EASTGATE
10:20-10:35 BLACKMOOR ROW
11:00-11:15  PARK ESTATE
17:05-17:25 OLD SCHOOL

Coach to Norwich

The Wednesday coach to Norwich leaves the King Billy at 9.10 am and picks up at The Green at 9.15 am.  It leaves Norwich to return at 1.05 pm, arriving at approximately 2.15 pm in Shipdham.