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 this Sunday 26th September
We welcome you all to our services this Sunday.
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) at Cley Church
9.30am Holy Communion in Blakeney Church.
This service will be also be live-streamed on YouTube.
Watch with us live or catch up later.
After service Coffee and Catch Up is back!
11.15am Family Service in Wiveton Church.
‘Follow me’! Drama, songs and cake!
6.30pm Harvest Evensong in Glandford Church.
Followed by refreshments!
Everyone welcome to all services – residents and visitors!
Prayer for the week
When this day is ended, may you find rest and refreshment.
May you, when you sleep, dream, and take heed of angels.
May you, when you awaken, find the wisdom of a different way.
May you, in travelling, tread kindly on the living path
and entrust your destination to God,
that you may dedicate your living to Good News for every creature,
through the blessing of God, the Creator, the Christ, the Breath of life.
Come and join the Wiveton Hay-Making!
Next Saturday, 25th Sept, is haymaking time in Wiveton churchyard! The annual raking-up day will be from 10.00 onwards. It should all be finished by lunchtime, and as usual there will be free beer, pork pies and bread and cheese! Please come, and bring your friends. Rakes and barrows will be helpful but not essential. All welcome – it’s great fun!
Our approach to Covid safety
We are respectfully asking people to wear masks whilst they walk round church and are mingling. But you are free to remove your masks when seated.
The best news is that we are allowed to sing! But to stay safe we will only sing carefully whilst wearing masks for the time being.
Our primary aim is for everyone to be safe and feel safe.
In the menu of the Benefice Tab you’ll find our 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!
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.