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.
Photos & Video
Take a look at some photographs and video clips from past events and services on our media page, click on the link below.
Morning Prayer is said at St Catherine's Church, Ludham each Wednesday. The office of Morning Prayer is 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 Wednesday 8.30am at St Catherine's Church Ludham
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.
The Friends of St Benet's Abbey
It is our privilege to be involved with The Friends of St Benet’s Abbey. In 2019 the Abbey is celebrating 1,000 years on the site near Ludham/Horning in Norfolk. Founded in 1019 on land close to the meeting place of the rivers Bure and Ant in Norfolk, St Benet's Abbey was the only Benedictine monastery in Norfolk, founded in the Anglo-Saxon period which continued in use throughout the Middle Ages.
Message from the Rector
Come Holy Spirit come..
July – some would say the happiest month of the year, Summer has arrived. Strawberries and cream teas, festival season, Church fetes, tennis, school holidays are approaching, the agricultural year moves through its cycle and the Church Calendar moves through its spiritual cycle.
We are almost ready to pause, to rest, to enjoy, to draw near to God. Change is difficult to negotiate we are told. Yet we live in a world that is constantly changing all around us all of the time. Maybe we are better at change than we imagine. The key is to travel lightly, (internally), to let go, to invite God into every situation, after all we are only passing through this world, we are pilgrims and strangers on a journey together, how then shall we live?
I thank my God for all of you, especially for those who challenge us. Challenges help us to learn and grow, they are often teaching us the Way of Love. Our attitude to living with challenge should be the same as that of Christ Jesus, who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, (Philippians 2). Christ made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness, he humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross. Christ is our example. And Christ has already gone to the cross so that we don't have to, the spiritual battle has already been won, Christ intercedes for us always, he is our advocate. We cannot earn salvation with God, Jesus has already paid the price. Our greatest challenge is to receive this gift of new life that Christ offers us, and to live life in all its fullness.
God bless you always,
Revd Deborah Hamilton-Grey