Welcome to The Glaven Valley Benefice


Welcome To The
Glaven Valley Benefice

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Introducing Our Churches...

St Nicholas' Church, Blakeney


Introducing Our Churches...

St Margaret’s, Cley

Glandford Church

Introducing Our Churches...

St Martin’s, Glandford

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Introducing Our Churches...

St Andrew’s, Letheringsett

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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 and that page also has all the addresses of our churches. 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 Sunday 24th October

We welcome you all to our services this Sunday.

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)  in 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.
Stay after the service for Coffee and Catch Up

11.15am Family Service  in Wiveton Church.
Our monthly all-age informal service. Drama, songs and cake!

3.30pm Evensong (BCP) at Glandford Church

Details of 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!

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Prayer for the week

Loving God,
Thank you for the many ways in which you provide for us:
Food, family, friendship,
Housing, health, happiness,
And ways to use our time and talents.
We lift to you too the ways in which we remain in need of these things.
God of generosity,
May your kingdom come



“A year on a small Irish island”

Tom and Stephanie Green

Friday 29 October 7pm – Blakeney Church

A talk with numerous photographs as well as illustrations from local artist Robert Gillmor.

Free admission with donations to Friends of St Nicholas’ Church



Our  approach to Covid safety

We are now no longer requiring people to wear masks in our churches for most services and events.  It goes without saying that you are very welcome to continue wearing a mask if you prefer.  We’re asking people to continue to be aware of social distancing where possible and to continue to sanitise their hands.
Our primary aim remains that everyone should be safe and feel safe.




Benefice Blog!

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!

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.


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.


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