• Welcome

    May you know the peace of Christ this year.           

    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

    Even though you may not be able to travel or visit at the moment, why not take a virtual tour of our churches, set in beautiful south Norfolk around the River Chet.

    We have taken the tough decision and accepted the Bishop of Norwich's permission to suspend public worship for the duration of the current National Lockdown in England. Therefore whilst we work hard to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in its different variants, some of our church buildings will only be open for private prayer.

    We are uploading an act of worship each Sunday. Our online service for the Third Sunday in Lent (7th March), is available to view here  The Service Sheet can be downloaded by clicking here.

    This Sunday is also the last Sunday of the month therefore Last Sunday Praise is available to download here.

    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 it is is essential that the building meets the required Covid-19 safety criteria.

    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 and to use the hand sanitiser on entering.

    The Calendar contains details of what is happening in the parishes of the Chet Valley. 

    Our weekly New-sheet is available to download here.

    Whilst it is not possible to deliver copies of "Contact" or "Chet News" you can download copies here: Contact is here and Chet News is 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.

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  • The Churches and their main services

    Please note that if there is a Festival then the pattern of services may vary. On a 5th Sunday there is usually a united service and all the church congregations come together. Do check out the Calendar

    Loddon, Holy Trinity (NR14 6EY), & St John's Chapel (NR14 6NB)

    This is a single worshipping congregation (Anglican and Methodist) referred to as the Church in Loddon.

    Services from the Sunday after Remembrance Sunday to mid-May are in St John's then in the summer months they are in Holy Trinity. Please check in the calendar

    1st Sunday  10.45 a.m.                   Holy Communion (Common Worship)

    2nd Sunday 10.45 a.m.                   Morning Worship

    3rd Sunday  10.45 a.m.                   Holy Communion

    4th Sunday   10.45 a.m.                  Morning Worship

    Last Sunday   6.30pm for 7              Last Sunday Praise @ St John's

    Chedgrave, All Saints (NR14 6NQ)

    1st Sunday in each month All Saints hosts Xpressions café. 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. (10.00 a.m. -12 noon). It is preceded by an informal service of Holy Communion at 9 a.m. However during the current pandemic Café can't take place and therefore the Informal service of Holy Communion has moved to 9.30am

    2nd Sunday   9.30 a.m.                 Holy Communion (BCP)

    3rd Sunday    11.00 a.m.              All Together Worship (in June, September, January & March

                                                      the service is followed by a shared lunch)                       

    4th Sunday    9.30 a.m.                Holy Communion (Common Worship)

    Hardley, St Margaret's (NR14 6BT)

    2nd Sunday  8.00 a.m.                  Holy Communion (Common Worship)

    4th Sunday 10.30 a.m.                  Morning Worship

    Sisland, St Mary's (NR14 6EF)

    1st Sunday   8.00 a.m.                  Holy Communion (BCP)

    3rd Sunday                                   Evening Prayer (BCP): 4.00pm November - March

                                                        & 5.00pm April - October

    Langley, St Michael's (NR14 6BL)

    This Church is mainly used by the adjacent school.

    Hales, St Margaret's and Heckingham, St Gregory's

    Both these Churches are redundant however when there is a service such as on their patronal Saints day it will be advertised

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