WELCOME TO THE EARSHAM BENEFICE

November Services

Following the latest lockdown services for November will be Online only. Join us each Sunday at 9:30am on our YOUTUBE channel

For December we hope to be able to meet again. Church may be slightly different to usual. During the service we must all practise 2m social distancing, no singing is allowed, have to follow a one way systems and hand sanitiser must be used on the way in and out. However it is lovely to be able to worship physically together. Facemasks are now 'mandatory' and must be worn. We can't wait to see you!

About Us

The Earsham Group of parishes is situated in the beautiful Waveney valley in South Norfolk lying close to the small market town of Bungay, circling it to the North, East and West. We are part of the Church of England and the Diocese of Norwich.

We are a group of six parishes serving six separate village communities and as a rural benefice, as would be expected, a very wide social mix. Each parish has a Medieval Anglican Church and Denton also an Ecumenical Chapel. We enjoy working together as a Benefice while keeping the distinctive natures of our different communities.

To find out more about our Values and our churches please visit the About Us section of the website.

Safeguarding

Within the Benefice we take Safeguarding very seriously. All Churchwardens as well as all those who lead our services, our Ministry Team, and all those who work regularly with Children and Vulnerable Adults are DBS Checked.

For any questions and concerns please speak to our Named Safeguarding Officer Sally Thomson on 01986 894494.

For further information and to contact the diocese safeguarding team the details can be found here.

SUNDAY WORSHIP

Sunday

Our Sunday Service will go Live at 9:30am. This Sunday (Christ the King) is the last Sunday of the Church year as next week we begin the church year with the four Sundays of Advent.

Today we remember that Jesus is King, Lord of all. The reading from Matthew tells of the end of time when he will be sitting on his throne and all will be judged by Jesus. Jesus uses the image of a shepherd who sorts out the sheep from the goats.

As well as being known as its official name ‘Christ the King’ is also known as ‘Stir-up Sunday’, the wonderful phrase taken from the collect for this Sunday. It is the day that traditionally after attending church; you would go home and make the Christmas pudding. Perhaps a good lockdown activity if everyone hasn’t panic bought the brandy.

The online service can be found here: ONLINE SERVICE FOR SUNDAY 22nd NOVEMBER

The Service book can be found here: SERVICE BOOKLET FOR SUNDAY 22nd NOVEMBER

During the lockdown we won't be able to take collections (even though our costs will continue) so please put your usual giving into an envelope and place it into the bag next time we are in church.

Enjoy and Stay Safe, Rev'd Chris.

OUR LATEST NEWS AND SERVICE TIMES

News for the Pews

Click above for our weekly newsletter from the Earsham Benefice and our latest service times

OUR CHURCHES

You are always welcome to come and visit our churches. Click on the church pictures below or the village names at the bottom of the page to find information on our churches, when they are open and directions on how to find them.

Denton Chapel
All Saints church, Earsham St. Peter's church, Hedenham

Alburgh

Broome

Denton

Ditchingham

Earsham

Hedenham


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