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Covid 19 notices

As the legal restrictions on people have been removed, the church has had to do its own risk assessment. Many people are still concerned especially as virus numbers are rising and we want people to feel safe in our churches.

So we have decided to remove some of our seating restrictions but ensure there is still an area for those who want to maintain social distancing,
we will begin to sing again – we have missed that so much.
we will continue with hand sanitising and track & trace
we will continue to ask all adults to wear masks inside the church unless you are exempt.
All are welcome at our services. If you have any concerns do contact us.

This week there will be a Eucharist Service in Croydon at 9.30am. There will also be a Service for St Nicholas Day in Arrington at 4pm, Evensong in Barrington at 6pm and an Advent Carol Service in Orwell at 7.30pm. The Youtube Service is here

Some extras for this week, the Second Sunday of Advent, are here.

Our churches are open during daylight hours.   If you visit any of our churches please use the sanitiser and comply with social distancing.

Food Boxes are still in the church porches for those who are in need, if you need food please help yourself, there is no need to ask. Please remember to wash your hands before and after you visit as this is the best way to keep yourself safe.

This has been a difficult year for so many people in a variety of ways. Our churches have struggled with a reduced income partly because we couldn’t hold our usual fundraising events. If you would like to make a donation please click here

Welcome to the Benefice website

Welcome to our website. Whether you are a visitor, or work in the area, a local resident or a member of one of the congregations a very warm welcome will await you in any of our churches.

The Orwell Group Benefice is part of the Diocese of Ely

The Benefice has five churches covering five parishes and we are here to serve you whether you are a regular church attender or not. As rural parishes, many of our congregations have members of various traditions worshipping together, be they Baptist, Methodist, Roman Catholic, or whatever, and all are welcome. After all we all worship the same one God.

Our church buildings are old and worship and spiritual development have been going on formally for at least a thousand years if not more, even if the buildings have changed.

That does not mean we fossilise, and as social changes occur around us we endeavour to respond to the challenges that are presented. This web site will offer you only a taster of what can be found in each parish and if you have questions or recommendations you can always email me using the form in the Contact Us pages or perhaps you would prefer to drop into one of our services.

Again welcome.