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!


Services this Sunday 4th December
2nd Sunday in Advent

All welcome to any of our services today.

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) in Wiveton Church.

9.30 am 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.

11.15 Holy Communion (BCP) in Letheringsett Church.

4.00pm  Sacred Space in Cley Church.
Readings, music, time to reflect.
This month’s word for reflection is Gratitude‘...

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!

The third Sunday in Advent sees the lighting of the rose candle.  Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Prayer for the week

In this Advent of expectation
draw us together in unity,
that our praise and worship
might echo in these walls
and also through our lives.

In this Advent of expectation
draw us together in mission,
that the hope within
might be the song we sing,
and the melody of our lives.

In this Advent of expectation
draw us together in service,
that the path we follow
might lead us from a stable
to a glimpse of eternity.



Save Wiveton Church!

We’ve launched a Crowdfunding film, as part of our fund-raising efforts for the vital repair work to the roof of Wiveton Church.  Do have a look at this excellent short film, created by Barney Broom, and including an interview with Desmond McCarthy & Emma Bridgewater.  We’re very grateful to all of them for their support.
We’re trying to raise at least another £25,000 through this Crowdfunding initiative.
There are also rewards!… including an exclusive Emma Bridgewater mug for anyone donating £100 or more.


Shoebox Appeal

International Aid Trust 

The annual Shoebox Appeal has brought joy and hope to hundreds of thousands of people of all ages living in great poverty. Children and adults opening a shoebox and seeing the pencils, notebook, soap, toys etc. and asking, “Is this all for me?

We are collecting shoeboxes for all ages until Sunday 19th December in Blakeney Church. Click on the link above and you can find out what are suitable contents. If you don’t have an actual shoebox, then there are some available in church, or you could do a virtual donation by the same link.



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.

Wiveton Church Beam 2021

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.