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
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
We arrived back from our Sabbath rest in the first week of September to a very wet Norfolk from Sunny Spain. We went to a place called Almunecar. It is a very Spanish family orientated resort and it challenged us linguistically, not being able to speak a word that would make any sense previously. I am now proud to say I can order Spanish breakfast, dos tostada n tomate, and dos café con leche, por favour. With the limitations of our Spanish we lived on this most days.
My time away caused me to reflect on our similarities and our differences in relationship with one another wherever we are. We are not so different to our continental brothers and sisters.
It struck me that Almunecar is the equivalent of our Great Yarmouth, or Cromer. It is the holiday resort for the local Spanish people, our ordering of tostada etc. is their equivalent of the full English breakfast. Crowds of locals packed the cafes for breakfast every day, all ages and stages, large and small families. And then everyone disappears around 11 ishand Lunch begins at 1.30 ish and ends at 4.00pm. The Spanish certainly know how to pause in the day, savour the moment. Lunch is a very significant and important social gathering for all the family. Everyone stops for Lunch, three course lunch with wine, always bread, bier, tinto de verrano, coffee etc. Then it all closes down till the evening when everyone comes out to promenade, talk in the streets, walk along by the seafront.
Learning to pause for us in the U.K. is not so easy, everything moves at such a pace. People are often found eating their way through lunch at their desk, trying to catch a sandwich or a coffee. We don't have time to pay very much attention to ourselves or those around us. Often we look forward to retirement as the time when we can stop and pause and pay more attention to the world around us.
As we move forward into the Autumn season with our upcoming Harvest Festivals (7th October) and Remembrance Services in November in all four churches in the Group. I extend a warm welcome to all, young and old and everyone in between. I pray that we will be able to use this coming season to pause together, to do more of what brings us joy, to punctuate the rhythm of the day with good things. In Jesus day it would be called table fellowship, they loved to eat and talk together. We grow together when we notice one another more, noticing and appreciating one another is another form of prayer and has its roots in being obedient to the command to "Love one another as I have loved you." Jesus challenge to us all.
May the God of all our musings and doings in the coming weeks help us to notice more, love more, and enjoy more. God bless you and all those that you pray for and care for now and always.
Revd Deborah Hamilton-Grey