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Croydon-cum-Clopton

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COVID-19

Our churches have sadly had to close for the time being.    But in the meantime 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.

Many people responded to the Candle of Hope and placed a candle in their windows. Some think this would be a good thing to continue throughout this difficult time so we will do so. If you wish please place a candle in your window at 7pm on Sunday evenings, as you do so please pray for or think of, all who are affected by Covid19…those who are ill, those who are anxious, those who care for us and our families and friends.

This week is Holy Week and will have daily reflections, Malcolm starts us off here.     Tuesday’s is here and Weds is here

Today is Maundy Thursday, some resources can be found here and we will be putting a video on our Facebook page of a service this evening at 7pm and Good Friday at 12 noon, the order of service for these are found here.

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.

A popular Maundy Thursday hymn is A new commandment whcih can be found  here

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

Wayne Talbot is blogging about what we can do with our new Mission Project about ‘Living Food Banks’ 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.