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Alleluia Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed, Alleluia!                                                                             

From the Rectory. I will post something here each day… a thought, an inspiration, something that has made me smile or cry, here.

We are saying Compline (night prayer) each evening at 8pm by Zoom. Do contact me if you would like an invitation.

Messy Church in a Bag is available in Barrington Church porch and the Rectory porch in Orwell. If you would like a bag please help yourself.

This Sunday’s service will be on Youtube and we will say it together at 10am, though of course you can use it at a different time if that’s better for you. The order of service is here.

The All Age Resources for this week are here.  And some extra resources for this Sunday are here

Bishop Dagmar’s reflection can be found here

While our churches have sadly had to close we have put our Food Boxes in the 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.

Because of the restrictions about funerals many people find they cannot attend a funeral when they normally would, this can leave us feeling lost and not sure what to do with our feelings. Julie has set up ‘A prayer at the cross’ in each churchyard with an invitation to bring a flower and leave it there with prayer in memory of someone you love who has died.

Wayne Talbot is blogging about what we can do with our new Mission Project ‘Living Food Banks’ here I’m feeling quite inspired by some of his ideas.

David Newcombe is using some of his lockdown time to help us understand a little more about our faith. He begins by looking at some of the heresies which the Church has had – and still are around today. You can read them here

During this difficult time when our church buildings are closed, we are still a church; meeting virtually for prayer services and fellowship, loving our neighbours by offering practical support to the vulnerable, and caring for our communities. The work of our church is reliant on people’s generosity, a generosity that is a hallmark of a lived-out faith and a testament to it. If  you would you 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.