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 throughout the week. 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 During Lent:
Monday, Thursday and Friday - 7.30am
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.
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
"Not that I have already obtained all this or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead. I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus". The Apostle Paul writes to the Church at Phillipi. A reminder that we are not there yet, we are on a journey together, pilgrims along the way. We each are called, we each have a gift to offer where ever we have been planted. Where ever you have been planted in our four villages, Catfield, Ludham, Hickling and Potter Heigham, you are the gift of God, called to love those around you and called to be loved by those around you. In the Church year we have traveled together through Lent and Easter, and we move towards Ascension and Pentecost. We walked with Jesus as he spent time waiting in the garden of Gethsemane. Here he wrestled with God and asked if the cup could be taken from him, he knew what was going to happen up ahead. Jesus eventually came to the place of acceptance and received the cup, and in this moment our salvation was won. In that Gethsemane moment peace came and Jesus walked to the cross already knowing that salvation for the world had been won. Christ has become our cup of salvation through his death and resurrection. This is what we remember on a Sunday when we receive Holy Communion, the broken bread and wine outpoured. We remember that our saviour died for us, that we have the opportunity to be reconciled to God and to one another, forgiveness is offered to all. This is the cup of Christ, this is the cup of the Christian, modeling Jesus' love and acceptance to all that we meet.
If you would like the opportunity to share the gift that you are in our communities, we would love to encourage you and warmly welcome you. We have need of people to visit those in need of company, or perhaps you would like to visit schools as part of "Open the Book", perhaps you would like to help with organising social events to raise funds for our churches, baking, running a stall, or perhaps you would like to join us for fellowship on Sundays. You will be made warmly welcome.
My thanks to all those who contribute to the life of our communities already, if you haven't thought about it before but would like to know more do come and join us and help share the blessing. God bless you and all those that you pray for and care for now and always. Amen
Revd Deborah Hamilton-Grey