The Benefice is most grateful to Rev. Simon Ward (Bishop's Chaplain) and Rev. Martin Gray (retired Archdeacon of Lynn) who are helping in our Service Rotas and also to our Rural Dean, Robert Parsonage for his help in all things.
Our Sunday services blend both traditional and contemporary elements. Some of our services are aimed in a particular way at being family friendly,(we are still growing on this).Of course lots of other important things happen throughout the week. Check out our current notices to find out what’s coming up.
We long to grow as a community of people who follow Jesus Christ and who allow the way he transforms our lives to effect our relationships and community.
We want to be a community of people who:
Encounter God's presence as we meet together and as we live out our lives in the area. We use the language of the Celtic Church to call this place of encountering God a "Thin Place"
Equip God's people so that they have the confidence to minister in many ways in the power of the Spirit.
Extend his Kingdom of Love and Grace as we reach out to others in invitation and welcome
Some of the ways this happens are through......
Our various Sunday services, prayer gatherings, Alpha, our outreach work, bible teaching, small groups and discipleship course. Also through the various local ministries in which we are involved such as our work with seniors in Saxon House and our monthly worship in Marmalade House, working with those with significant disabilities. Both of these are in Loddon.
To find out more about the Church week by week, have a browse through the website
On the rest of the site we'll be telling you about who we are and what's going on. We hope that you'll like what you find and come and join us for some of the events. To make things easy to start with, here are the main services which are pretty standard for each month. It is worth checking on the calendar however, to see if there are any changes like on a fifth Sunday.
The Churches and their main services
Please note if there is a 5th Sunday there is a united service and all the congregations take part together.
Loddon, Holy Trinity & St. John
This has our largest congregation and it is an Anglican and Methodist congregation which joined together about 30 years ago. At present we call it the Church in Loddon.
1st Sunday 10.45 a.m. Common Worship Holy Communion
2nd Sunday 10.45 a.m. Morning Worship
3rd Sunday 10.45 a.m. Informal Family Service with Holy Communion
4th Sunday 09.30 a.m. Informal Worship
10.45 a.m. Morning Worship
Chedgrave, All Saints
1st Sunday in each month All Saints hosts Xpressions cafe. This is a very informal and relaxed event designed to help people explore the Christian faith in a relaxed and non threatening way. It starts with coffee, although you don't have to go to anything else if you simply want to hang out with coffee and chat. (9.30 a.m. -12 noon). It is preceded by an informal service of Holy Communion at 9 a.m.
2nd Sunday 9.30 a.m. Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion
3rd Sunday 9.30 a.m Morning Worship
4th Sunday 9.30 a.m Common Worship Holy Communion
Hardley, St. Margaret's
2nd Sunday 8.00 a.m. Common Worship Holy Communion
4th Sunday 10.30 a.m. Morning Worship
Sisland, St. Mary's
1st Sunday 8.00 a.m. Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion
3rd Sunday 6.00 p.m. Book of Common Prayer Evening Prayer
Langley, St. Michael's
This Church is largely used for School assemblies and services but everyone is welcome to any of the Sunday services. These Services will be advertised as available.
Hales and Heckingham, St. Gregory's
These Churches are redundant however when there is a service such as on their patronal Saints day it will be advertised