Welcome to The Glaven Valley Benefice

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Welcome To The
Glaven Valley Benefice

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Introducing Our Churches...

St Nicholas' Church, Blakeney

Cley-church

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 CHANGES
In view of current developments with Covid, and in order to maximise safety for everyone using our churches, we’ve decided it’s necessary to tighten our procedures somewhat for this coming period. We are now requesting that everyone wears a mask for all services (unless exempt), and observe distancing as appropriate (more detailed guidance can be given in our various churches), and of course continue to sanitise regularly. If you’re able to take a lateral flow test before attending, that would also be a sensible move.
We’ve also decided that, sadly, it’s necessary to suspend refreshments in all churches for the time being, unless outside.
People’s safety and welfare remains our first priority, and we’ll lift these restrictions as soon as it’s wise to do so.  Thanks for your understanding.

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 – 23rd January

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. 

11.15am Family Service in Wiveton Church.
Informal worship for all ages – drama, songs and prayers.
Refreshments outside if it’s fine!

3.00pm Glaven Valley Churches Together – Service of Unity  in Blakeney Church
Marking the global Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, our churches of all denominations come to worship together
This service will be also be live-streamed on YouTube. 

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

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
Bow down before him, his glory proclaim;
with gold of obedience, and incense of lowliness,
kneel and adore him: the Lord is his Name!

Low at his feet lay thy burden of carefulness,
high on his heart he will bear it for thee,
and comfort thy sorrows, and answer thy prayerfulness,
guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.

These, though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness,
he will accept for the Name that is dear;
mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness,
trust for our trembling and hope for our fear.

NEWS

Save Wiveton Church!

Donations for the vital repair work to the roof of Wiveton Church can now be made directly on this site:
Giving – Glaven Valley Churches

Alternatively do contact Charles Killin who can give more information:
Wiveton Church Who’s Who – Glaven Valley Churches

The excellent crowdfunding film is still available to view, created by Barney Broom, and including an interview with Desmond McCarthy & Emma Bridgewater. It explains the full story and the financial need.
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-wiveton-church

Update on Covid safety

In view of current developments with Covid, and in order to maximise safety for everyone using our churches, we’ve decided it’s necessary to tighten our procedures somewhat for this coming period.  We are now requesting that everyone wear a mask for all services, and observe distancing as appropriate (more detailed guidance can be given in our various churches), and of course continue to sanitise regularly.  If you’re able to take a lateral flow test before attending, that would also be a sensible move.
We’ve also decided that, sadly, it’s necessary to suspend refreshments at church for the time being including the lunches and breakfasts.  People’s safety and welfare remains our first priority, and we’ll lift these restrictions as soon as it’s wise to do so.  Thanks for your understanding.
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.

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St Nicholas’, Blakeney

An amazing 13/15th century church with two towers.

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St Margaret’s, Cley

A stunning, very large 14th century church building.

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St Martin’s, Glandford

A beautiful building restored mainly in the 13th century.

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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.

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Contact The Benefice

Contact the Benefice Office if you have any questions.

Safeguarding 

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