Welcome to The Glaven Valley Benefice


Welcome To The
Glaven Valley Benefice

Blakeney Church

Introducing Our Churches...

St Nicholas' Church, Blakeney


Introducing Our Churches...

St Margaret’s, Cley

Glandford Church

Introducing Our Churches...

St Martin’s, Glandford


Introducing Our Churches...

St Andrew’s, Letheringsett


Introducing Our Churches...

St Mary’s, Wiveton

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.

COVID 19 – until restrictions are lifted not all services, groups and events listed are active. Please Contact Us to check if you are in doubt. The What’s On tab will give you up-to-date listings. 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 next Sunday

We welcome you our services next Sunday.
9.30am Celtic Communion in Blakeney.
This service will be also be live-streamed on YouTube. 
Watch with us live or catch up later.
9.30am Morning Prayer in Letheringsett
6.30pm Evensong in Wiveton.

Details of these and all our services can be found in Forthcoming Services,
on the ‘Services’ pages of the individual churches, and on the  What’s On page.

Everyone welcome to all services – residents and visitors!


Prayer for the week

Spirit of Wisdom
we offer this day into your keeping;
our plans into your providence; our concerns into your love;
take from us all fuss – the clattering of noise,
the temptation to dominate by the power of words,
the craving to be right:
Lead us through the narrow gate of silence and stillness,
that we may listen and obey,
and so be instruments of your peace
in our broken world.


Concert Next Week!

We have an exciting concert coming up in Blakeney Church next week.
On Friday June 25th at 1pm, two talented young musicians will give a recital not to be missed if you are interested in hearing and seeing the inspiration of  young people doing what they love.
Bring a picnic from 12pm and we’ll provide drinks.
Details and Eventbrite booking details here.

Sadly the previously advertised Gresham’s Schola Cantorum concert has had to be cancelled due to the dealy in lifting covid restrictions.



Benefice Blog!

In the menu of the Benefice Tab you’ll find our new Benefice Blog page. News and photos of what’s been happening across the Benefice. Keep having a look to make sure you don’t miss out!

Online Giving!

Along with a new contactless donations machine in Blakeney Church (and soon in Cley too), we now have the facility to make online donations – with Gift Aid – on this site. Click here to go to the Donate tab.


Our full safeguarding details can be found here and at the foot of every page.


Our Churches


St Nicholas’, Blakeney

An amazing 13/15th century church with two towers.


St Margaret’s, Cley

A stunning, very large 14th century church building.


St Martin’s, Glandford

A beautiful building restored mainly in the 13th century.


St Andrew’s, Letheringsett

A striking church with a unique round tower. Erected in 1086.

Wiveton Church

St Mary’s, Wiveton

A splendid 15th century perpendicular style with box pews.


Contact The Benefice

Contact the Benefice Office if you have any questions.