Blakeney Church Life & Events
Blakeney Church is normally open every day and is noted for its welcome to visitors, providing a sanctuary for prayer and rest as well as complimentary, help-yourself tea and coffee, cards, books, gifts and a loo! It was recently a runner-up in the rural section of the Diocesan ‘Most Welcoming Churches’ competition.
The Benefice Office is located in Blakeney Church as the main administrative centre for the Benefice churches.
We have a close working relationship with Blakeney Church of England Primary School situated next to the Church. Church members are very much involved with school activities, including the weekly ‘Open the Book’ sessions, and school services which are held in Blakeney church throughout the year.
We also have close link with the Methodist and Catholic communities in Blakeney with several ‘Churches Together in Blakeney’ services each year including the special lifeboat service on the quay.
Blakeney Church supports various international, national and local charities. Our main mission partner is ‘Life in Abundance’ who have facilitated our outreach projects in Rwanda. Click here to find out more.
The excellent facilities and space of Blakeney Church lend themselves to being used for community events, concerts, live-streamed services, Alpha courses etc. The well-equipped kitchen allows for extensive catering, most notably our 2 flagship community events, “The Great Blakeney Breakfast” and “Let’s Do Lunch”.
There is a concert standard Grand Piano and fine 1000-pipe organ which are regularly used in worship and professional recitals.
The Great Blakeney Breakfast
Our monthly breakfast, on the first Wednesday of every month, from 8am-11.00am is a hugely popular community event and was famously attended by Justin Welby the Archbishop of Canterbury a few years ago. We regularly have around 100 people dropping in.
Children and their parents pop in before school, followed by those who prefer a slightly later brunch, to enjoy a feast of cereal, home-made porridge, croissants, scrambled egg on toast, egg and bacon, fruit juice and fresh fruit and of course our great bacon rolls. It’s a great place to bring friends and to make new ones. There is no charge but donations are welcome.
Let’s Do Lunch
Our similarly popular ‘Let’s Do Lunch’ is held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month between 12 and 2pm. For all the local community – and beyond! Residents and visitors make this a regular visit to enjoy a tasty feast of homemade soup and rolls in the winter and summer salads, always followed by delicious home-made desserts.
Most importantly it’s a great place to have time to chat and meet new friends. There is no charge but donations are welcome.