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.

The What’s On tab will give you up-to-date listings of all our services and events.
Please Contact Us  if you have any questions.

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 29th May

11.00am Benefice Communion  – Blakeney Church
All five churches join together in Worship
This will also be live streamed on YouTube

Services for Jubilee Sunday 5th June

9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) – Letheringsett Church

9.30am Holy Communion  – Blakeney Church
This will also be live streamed on YouTube

11.ooam Outdoor Benefice Communion –  Bayfield Hall
Followed by a BBQ – everyone welcome!

6.00 – 6.30pm Glaven Sings Gospel –  Blakeney Quay
Round off the jubilee celebrations with a sing along of your favourite gospel songs.


Prayer for the Week

Risen Christ,
by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples:
help your Church to obey your command
and draw the nations to the fire of your love,
to the glory of God the Father.

Prayer for Jubilee Week

Sovereign Lord,
you are God above all nations, rulers and leaders,
and so we thank you
for the faithful service of Elizabeth, our Queen,
in this her platinum jubilee year.
Grant her grace
to fulfil her coronation vows to you as our earthly ruler.
Strengthen her faith;
deepen her life of prayer;
bless her example of godliness;
and magnify her experience of your love;
that she may continue to be
a beacon of stability and hope
for our country.
In the name of Jesus, we pray.


Jubilee Celebrations!

See ‘What’s On for details of all the Jubilee celebrations in the Benefice!






Update on Covid safety

In line with current government policy we have eased Covid restrictions in Church.  There is no general requirement for people to wear masks, but we would ask that all who attend services do so with a sense of responsibility and care to those around them  – continue to be aware of keeping distance from others, use sanitisers, don’t attend with any cold or other Covid symptoms.
Following Church of England guidance, from 18th May, we will be offering the chalice again for those who would like to receive the wine during Communion. There is obviously no obligation to do so.

Online Giving!

Along with new contactless donation machines in Blakeney Church and Cley Church, we now have the facility to make online donations – with Gift Aid – on this site. Click here to go to the Donate tab.


Wiveton Church Fundraising

Wiveton are thrilled to announce they have been awarded £135,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund which means that work to repair the roof and complete other improvements and restoration can begin in the autumn.
Wonderful news!

Holy Communion

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.