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!

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Services this Week

This Thursday and Sunday, we celebrate the Ascension. Such a significant day in the Christian calendar that for many countries it is a national holiday!
The services from Blakeney will be live-streamed on YouTube  at
10.00am on Thursday and  9.30am on Sunday.
Watch with us live or catch up later.

To attend in person, advance booking via Eventbrite for Sunday is Essential.
If you have any difficulty booking online please Contact Us

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.

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Prayer for the week

O God the King of glory,
you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:
we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,
but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us
and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Spring Songs –  now with added prosecco!

To celebrate the end of lockdown and the return of live music, Julian Godlee (bass) and Brenda Blewett (piano) will give a recital to explore and celebrate Spring in the wonderful song cycles ‘Dichterliebe’ by Schumann and ‘Let Us Garlands Bring’ by Finzi along with some seasonal songs to send you out with a spring in your step! And the lifting of government restrictions means we can celebrate afterwards in the church grounds with a glass of prosecco! (weather permitting of course.)
Friday May 21 in Cley Church
Saturday May 22 in Blakeney Church.
Both at 7pm for one hour.

Covid restrictions mean limited numbers so book early! Book online here.

New! 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!

New! 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.

Cley Church Nature Trail

Explore the new nature trail in Cley Churchyard. Leaflets to guide you are available in the church.

Visit Friends of Cley Church to discover more!



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.