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!

Sacred Space

Services next Sunday

We welcome you our services next Sunday.

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) at Wiveton.
9.30am Holy Communion at Blakeney.
This service will be also be live-streamed on YouTube. 
Watch with us live or catch up later.
11.15 amHoly Communion (BCP) at Letheringsett
6.o0pm Sacred Space at Cley

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

Deep peace of the running wave to you

Deep peace of the flowing air to you

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you

Deep peace of the shining stars to you

Deep peace of the Son of peace to you

Iona Community


Our Covid approach to July 19th

Following guidance from the Church of England we are approaching the lifting of Covid restrictions on July 19th with caution.
In our services and concerts, we will restore the roped off pews but will still be encouraging everyone to keep 1m social distance where possible.
We will still be asking everyone to wear masks for the time being.
The best news is that we are allowed to sing! But to stay safe we will only sing carefully whilst wearing masks.
Our primary aim is for everyone to be safe and feel safe.


Glaven Valley Concerts Summer Festival!

‘Red, White and Blue’  – the title of our Summer Festival of music embracing three concerts in Blakeney Church featuring music from England, France and America.
Next Concert – Wednesday 4 August at 7pm featuring HORIZON, a new ensemble of local professional musicans performing a programme of Ravel, Gershwin andn Kern.
The Festival closes on Saturday August 14 with a Summer Soiree of French love songs  performed by Julian Godlee – bass and Brenda Blewett – piano.
Save the dates and look out for more information!

Details and Eventbrite booking details here.


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.