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From the Rectory. I will post something here on Tues, Thurs & Sat … a thought, an inspiration, something that has made me smile or cry, here

Sadly all physical services have been suspended during the lockdown. However Church is very much open, for private prayer, and with many online opportunities.

We will follow the Archbishops’ lead and use this month of lockdown as a time of prayer. I will pray a version of Compline every evening at 9pm from Thurs 5th until lockdown finishes. You are very welcome to join me.

This Sunday’s service will be on Youtube  and we will pray it together at 10am.  The order of service is here.

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

Most of our churches are open during daylight hours. Wimpole is open on Wednesdays 10 – 12 until the end of November. If you visit any of our churches please use the sanitiser and comply with social distancing.

Bishop Dagmar’s reflection for this week is here

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.

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.

During this difficult time when our church buildings are closed to our usual services, 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 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.