Services and Prayer Meetings
Benefice Holy Communion 1st September 10.00am at St Catherine Ludham.
Holy Communion, represents the greatest expression of God's love for His people. Today, when we partake of the bread and wine at Holy Communion, we are declaring that Jesus' divine life flows in our mortal bodies and that we are forgiven and have been made righteous. Jesus' blood gives us right standing before God, and we can go boldly into God's presence (Hebrews 4:16). When we pray, we can be sure that God hears us! Join us for our benefice service of Holy Communion, all are welcome.
Julian Prayer Meeting in Hickling every third Tuesday in the month.
Are you drawn to Christian Contemplative Prayer and Meditation. In silent, contemplative prayer we seek to be aware of the presence of God and to remain in that presence, completely open to God. Waiting, Listening, Open here we meet with God. "All we can do in prayer is dispose ourselves. The rest is in the power of the Spirit who leads us.'" Theresa of Avila 16th C
For more information contact Zephney Kennedy Tel: 01692 598095 email: email@example.com
The Daily Office of Morning Prayer
Benefice Morning Prayer
Join us at St Catherine’s Church during the week for a short time of prayer and scripture reading as we celebrate morning prayer.
Morning Prayer is said at St Catherine's Church, Ludham throughout the week. The office 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 for Morning Prayer.
- Monday, Thursday and Friday - 7.30am (except Bank Holidays)
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 8.30am
Online Daily Prayer
Click the link below to view an online copy of Morning and Evening Prayer on the Church of England website.
Bishop of Lynn, Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick tour of the deanery
Bishop of Lynn, Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick is touring the deanery on a pilgrimage on Thursday 29 August.
The schedule below includes a visit to St Benet's Abbey at 12.00 noon. All welcome to come for Midday Prayer, or meet the Bishop at other points on the schedule.
9.15am Morning Prayer at Banningham Crown
10.00am North Walsham Market. +J to sing outside St Nicholas' Church, followed by prayers.
11.30am The Bishop by Boat' - travelling with Nancy Oldfield Trust from Ludham Bridge to St Benets
12 noon Arrives at St Benets Abbey for Midday Prayer followed by walk to Ludham. Limited parking is available at St Benet's or walk from Ludham Bridge (40 mins).
1.00 -2.00pm Ludham Church Room for Lunch
2.15pm Museum of Broads private guided tour, followed by: 3.00pm Prayer at the Staithe - all welcome
3.45pm Granary Staithe, Wroxham Bridge with song and prayer - all welcome
Concert by Stone Angel 21st Sept 7.30pm
Stone Angel are a folk rock band championing the mists and mysteries of the Broads and the lonely marshlands of East Anglia. Sample the musical tapestry the band weaves and hear for themselves the legacy of four decades of music ranging from long-lost medieval gems, to modern arrangements of traditional tunes, and new compositions giving the band an individual and mesmerising identity.
The wide-ranging programme will include works by Heitor Villa Lobos, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Sting, Beethoven and Francisco Tárrega.
Ludham Little Dragons
Ludham Little Dragons parent/carers baby/toddler group meets every Friday in St Catherine's Church Room at 9.00am until 11.00am.
Bishop Jonathan’s Deanery Pilgrimage. Thursday 29th Aug 2019.
Bishop Jonathan’s Deanery Pilgrimage. Bishop Jonathan arrived at St Benet's from Ludham Bridge aboard a Nancy Oldfield Trust boat. Many holiday makers and visitors to St Benet's joined Midday Pray led by the bishop. The Revd Deborah and the Bishop led a walk back to St Catherine's for lunch in the church room. A big thank you to all who setup and provided/served refreshments for the Bishop
The Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick Bishop of Lynn conductin a service of Midday Prayer at St Benet's Abbey
Service of Dedication at St. Mary's Church Hickling
On Sunday 7th April The Rt Revd Alan Winton Bishop of Thetford blessed the completion of building works at St Mary's Church in Hickling. After many years of planning and preparation St Mary's is the first church in our benefice to have toilet facilities within the church. Through the amazing generosity and hard work of our Church congregation and the local community people attending services such as weddings, funerals, baptisms and school services such as Christmas now have the benefit of such a lovely loo!
New young organist plays for the first time at All Saints' Church in Catfield.
Sunday 31st March Connie aged 14 played the organ at All Saints' Church in Catfield for their Mothering Sunday Service. It was Connie's first time playing the organ and leading us in worship, great job Connie, Well done!
Revd Deborah Hamilton-Grey with Connie, Connie's mother and twin sister after the service at All Saints Catfield.
St Benet's Abbey 1000 Year Celebration
A large monk made from woven willow and hessian arrived at St Catherine's Church in Ludham. Revd Deborah said "I am delighted to be able to welcome our special guest to St Catherine's Church in Ludham today. Withy Arts have created the most wonderful willow sculpture of a Monk as part of the 1000 year celebration that is taking place in the coming months at St Benet's Abbey.
A big thank you to Fay and Sarah from Withy Arts and Trish from The Friends of St Benet's.
Focus On The Waterside Benefice
The Diocese of Norwich monthy magazine regularily focuses on a parish or benefice. In the July - August 2018 edition of The Magazine focused on the Waterside Benefice and all the good things that happen in our parishes linked with The Diocese of Norwich Mission Strategy four 'streams' of work - Listening Imagening Empowering and Celebrating. (click on the picture below to see the article)
St. Benet's Abbey Annual Service
St. Benet's Abbey Annual Service on Sunday 5 August 2018 with the Abbot of St Benet's, the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James. The service was led by the Prior with the Abbot preaching and prayers led by representatives of other local denominations, supported by local choirs and the North Walsham Salvation Army Band. This was a lovely service in such an ancient holy place.
Would You Like To Be More Involved In Your Local Church
All are welcome. We need musicians, readers, singers for the
choir/worship group, people who would like to pray, worship
assistants, help with buildings and maintenance. People to help
with youth and children's work, people who would like to help
with pastoral care, fundraising people.
Would you like to host a house group or fellowship group?
There are many opportunities for all.
In the first instance please get in touch with Revd Deborah Hamilton-Grey
tel: 01692 678382
How to reach us
Rector of the Waterside Group Benefice: The Revd Deborah Hamilton-Grey
Take a look at some photographs or video from past events and services on our photo galleries, click on the link below.