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 and Evening Prayer
Morning and Evening Prayer is said at St Catherine's Church, Ludham throughout the week. The offices of Morning and Evening Prayer are 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: Monday - Saturday at 8.30am
- Evening Prayer: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5.00pm (During the winter months evening prayer is said at home).
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.
Message from the Rector
As Advent the season of expectation and preparation approaches, we begin to pre-pare our hearts for the birth of the coming Messiah Jesus, born here on earth in the form of a baby, a vulnerable and innocent child. The baby begins life as a stranger and refugee in this world. The baby will grow up to become Jesus the sav-iour of the world, who will be betrayed by his closest friends into the hands of those who will mock him and beat him and then he will be put on a cross to die.
The symbol of the cross reminds us of Jesus sacrifice, his death and resurrection and ascension so that we might have forgiveness of sins and that we might be recon-ciled to one another and to God. The symbol of the cross often to be found on top of our church buildings is the visible symbol to all who will see it that Christ is no longer on the cross, it is a symbol of hope for us. The cross also reminds us of our broken and fallen nature, the cross above the Church reminds us that the church exists for the broken people whose need of God is great. Never has there been a time in history when our need of God is so great. The things of this world that we console ourselves with are fleeting, we try to fill the gap with other things instead of turning to Christ.
Maybe this season it is time for us to turn again to Christ, and so in a moment of quiet, wherever you are seated when you read this message you may want to wel-come Christ in. First we ask for forgiveness of all that has gone before, any unkind-ness or unloving actions and we try and forgive those who have hurt us or let us down, and then we thank our Creator that we can receive forgiveness, don't forget to receive forgiveness, this is very important. When our creator looks at us it is through the lens of the crucified and risen Christ. The perfect, sinless, crucified Christ. Because of Christ we can have peace of mind and heart and soul.
Whatever you are living through and within this coming season, whatever difficul-ties, tribulations , joys and sorrows, only the peace of Christ, the peace that our creator gives will sustain us. Ask and you shall receive, knock and the door will be opened is the challenge to us. My prayer for us all this Christmas is that we will again turn to Christ and receive the peace that surpasses all human understanding. The Lord bless you, keep you in peace, in healing and in health now and always Amen.
Revd Deborah Hamilton-Grey