Welcome to The Glaven Valley Benefice

Glandford – Church Life & Events

Glandford is a working village and most of the houses are owned by a Housing Association and leased to local people with children of school age or younger. Only one house is available for holiday letting.

The Church is a much-loved part of the village and is visited by many tourists who are drawn to its beautiful location and beautiful, peaceful interior.

There are two services a month (Holy Communion BCP on 2nd Sundays & Evensong on 4th Sundays) with a faithful congregation of people from the village, neighbouring parishes and visitors. Members of the congregation also attend other services and activities within the Benefice.

Every summer Glandford Church helps to host the idyllic outdoor Benefice service in the grounds of neighbouring Bayfield Hall followed by a picnic.

The neighbouring Shell Museum was built by Sir Alfred Jodrell to house his collection of shells at the time that he rebuilt the village. The Museum is closely connected with the Church as the Curator, who lives in the adjacent Church House, is also the Church Verger. The Museum is a popular tourist attraction, as is the nearby ford of the River Glaven.

Glandford Church Life and Events