Thank you for visiting the Chet Valley Churches Website where you will be able to discover more about us and what is happening. The Chet Valley Churches are part of the Diocese of Norwich
Whilst we continue to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 we are opening up our churches for private prayer and, subject to HM Government regulations, acts of corporate worship. Do join us online as we will be uploading an act of worship each Sunday.
Our Service online for this coming Sunday, 29 November (Advent Sunday) will be available to view here (The Service Sheet can be downloaded by clicking here.)
Advent Sunday is also the last Sunday in November so click to download the Last Sunday Praise service sheet with song links
You can also catch-up on past services and see what we've uploaded by clicking on the Services tab or visiting our YouTube Channel
Each of our church buildings has different characteristics therefore not every church will be open as it is is essential that the building meets the required Covid-19 safety criteria. We are endeavouring to hold a weekly corporate act of worship in one or more of our churches but this is dependent on what HM Government regulations allow. When it takes place we must also ensure that we meet the required Covid safe operating criteria.
Subject to the above, Holy Trinity, Loddon & All Saints, Chedgrave will be open for private prayer daily and for public worship on Sundays (see Calendar for times of services). St Mary's, Sisland is open on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons for a couple of hours for Quiet and Contemplation. St Margaret's, Hardley is open during daylight hours and the occasional Sunday service.
It is mandatory for everyone entering a Place of Worship to wear a face covering unless they have an exemption. Please remember to do so when coming to visit.
The Calendar contains details of what is happening in the parishes of the Chet Valley.
Our Activities tab shows what we've been doing recently - "Not Xpressions" in August (2020).
Whilst it is not possible to deliver copies of "Contact" or "Chet News" you can download copies from the website: Our combined December / January issue of "Contact" is available here
The Chet Valley Churches are a group of worshipping communities centred around the River Chet in south Norfolk. Our churches range from a tiny thatched church to a huge 15th century building, and our styles of worship vary too.
Like many rural churches, service times are not always the same every week, and especially so during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you’re planning to visit us, check out the calendar to see what’s on.
In normal times our Sunday services encompass both traditional and contemporary styles. Some follow the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), or current versions of the Holy Communion service while others are aimed at being more family friendly, in particular All Together Worship and Xpressions Café.
To find out more about the Church week by week, have a browse through the website, or click on the link at the top of this page to find our Weekly News. Daily Prayer is is said most weekday mornings. To join in at home or on the move then visit the Prayer tab above.
On the rest of the site we'll be telling you about who we are. 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. It is always worth checking on the calendar however, to see if there are any changes.