Welcome to the Glaven Valley Benefice
sharing God’s love in our communities…
Welcome to the website for the Glaven Valley Benefice in North Norfolk. We are a group of five, beautiful Anglican churches working together in the villages of Blakeney, Cley, Glandford, Letheringsett and Wiveton.
We are a friendly, welcoming and inclusive community. We believe that the love of God in Jesus Christ is for everyone, of all ages and backgrounds, to receive and experience. So we offer a warm welcome to all – both residents and visitors – and we provide services to suit various styles of worship, along with many groups, activities and events. The five parishes work closely and cooperatively together, and there is a great sense of fellowship, friendship and support across the Benefice.
If you’re a regular visitor to the site you may need to refresh pages as you visit them to be sure you’re on the most up-to-date version!
Browse our site and come and see us soon!
Services this Sunday 22nd May
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) – Cley Church
9.30am Holy Communion – Blakeney Church
We welcome Rev. Stuart Hacking as our visiting preacher.
This will also be live streamed on YouTube
11.15am Family Service – Wiveton Church
For all the family – drama, songs, lots of fun – and cake!
6.30pm Evensong (BCP)– Glandford Church
Prayer for Christian Aid Week
God our Mother and Father,
we praise you
for the blessings you shower upon us.
Bless the lives of our sisters and brothers
and their precious children.
In life’s saddest moments,
may we feel your love most, O Jesus.
Continue to dwell in our hearts, Lord.
May your love keep us strong.
Let’s Do Lunch!
Wednesday 18th May 12-2pm
Our popular monthly lunch moves to the summer menu of homemade quiches, salads and delicious home made desserts.
A great place to meet and make friends!
Everyone welcome – visitors and residents.
No charge but donations welcome!
Christian Aid Week – this week!
Help turn hunger into hope…
Envelopes available in all our churches if you would like to donate.
Find out more…
Christian Aid Week 2022 – Christian Aid
Update on Covid safety
Following Church of England guidance, from 18th May, we will be offering the chalice again for those who would like to receive the wine during Communion. There is obviously no obligation to do so.
Wiveton Church Fundraising
The excellent crowdfunding film is still available to view, created by Barney Broom, and including an interview with Desmond McCarthy & Emma Bridgewater. It explains the full story of Wiveton Church Appeal and the financial need.
Donations can be made via this link:
Along with new contactless donation machines in Blakeney Church and Cley Church, we now have the facility to make online donations – with Gift Aid – on this site. Click here to go to the Donate tab.