The Waterside Group has a monthly Benefice Holy Communion Service on the first Sunday of each month. This service will be held in one of the parish churches each month, please check our calendar for details.
The regular pattern of services during the rest of the month may be a service of Holy Communion or Morning Worship held in each of the parish churches.
Please see below for the times of each service and look on the calendar for more details.
- All Saints, Catfield - 9.30am
- St. Mary, Hickling - 10.00am
- St. Catherine's, Ludham - 9.30am
- St. Nicholas, Potter Heigham - 10.00am
Please check our calendar for more details and amendments to the church services.
Throughout the year the churches of The Waterside Group Benefice organises regular events for all the family.
For more information about our upcoming events got to the calendar/events page.
Take a look at some photographs from past events and services on our photo galleries, click on the link below.
Morning and Evening Prayer
Morning and Evening Prayer is said at St Catherine's Church, Ludham throughout the week. The offices of Morning and Evening Prayer are said from Common Worship: Daily Prayer, embracing the three key elements of praise, intercession and engagement with Scripture.
All are welcome to join us.
- Morning Prayer: Monday - Saturday at 8.30am
- Evening Prayer: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5.00pm
Online Daily Prayer
Click the link below to view an online copy of Morning and Evening Prayer on the Church of England website.
Weddings, Baptism and Funerals
It is our privilege to be involved in many of the significant moments of people's lives. Here at The Waterside Group of Churches we will do our best to guide you through what Christians mean by baptism, marriage and funerals.
Message from the Rector
The month of May in the Church Calendar helps us to reflect on what it was like for Jesus disciples post Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension. They were told to wait for the promised Holy Spirit before being released to carry on with Christs Ministry here on Earth. This is what we call Pentecost. Pentecost Services help us to remember and celebrate that the Holy Spirit enables and helps all who are in need of Gods help to make this earthly journey. Christ promised us that we would not be left on our own, that if we turn to God to ask for help, the Holy Spirit will come.
The writer of Matthew’s gospel reminds us to “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you”, and we are entreated to try and focus on one day at a time, “do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Sometimes that is all one can do.
As we journey into June and summer we reflect on the Holy Trinity, we give thanks for the Institution of Holy Communion (Corpus Christi) and we begin to see in our calendar the appearance of the first Martyrs of the fledgling Church. These are those people who were killed for being courageous witnesses to faith in Christ. Justin, martyred in c165, Bernard Mizeki, martyred in 1896. Alban, first martyr of Britain c250. In June we also are reminded about men and women who dared to speak of their faith in Christ as Lord and saviour, Evelyn Underhill 1941, Sudar Singh 1929, Etheldreda, Abbess c678, Cyril and Irenaeus, bishops and teachers of the faith.
We are fortunate to have many examples of holy men and women to inspire us and to help us along the way as we journey through this life on earth. And we also have each other. This is what we are about as the body of Christ here on earth. The Church is you and I and others meeting together, in one another’s homes, or in the pub, or wherever it is, looking out for one another, taking care of one another, listening to one another, praying with and for one another, and looking out for those in our communities who are isolated, lonely or frail or in need of some T.L.C.
All are welcome to join us for our services and at all our other events around the parishes which you can find on our website.
God bless you in all that you do in our communities
Revd Deborah Hamilton-Grey