Services and Prayer Meetings
Benefice Service of Morning Worship 4th August 10.00am at St Mary Hickling.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Daily Office of Morning Prayer
Benefice Morning Prayer
Join us at St Catherine’s Church each Wednesday for a short time of prayer and scripture reading as we celebrate morning prayer.
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.
- Wednesday 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.
'Out of Egypt' Free Concert
Sunday 21st July 4.00pm St Mary's Church
The band 'Out of Egypt' will be playing at a free concert held in St Mary's Church Hicklingh. there'll be a glass of wine, nibbles and tea and coffee available. It's all part of a fund raising event, so donations are accepted.
Come along and have a little fun while you sing along with the band!
OpenChurch Norwich Event
Sunday 28th July 6.30pm St John the Baptist, Lakenham
Join OpenChurch Norwich for refreshments and an informal Communion Service on the evening after Norwich Pride
Sunday July 28th 6.30pm
St John the Baptist, Lakenham
Harword Road, Norwich NR1 2NG.
Ample parking next to the Church.
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.
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.