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.
Waterside Scratch Band
We are the church band for the “Waterside” group of parishes.
We meet for practice, fellowship, fun and a tea break every
Thursday evening at 7.30pm to around 9.30pm in Ludham Church Room.
Singers and players of all sorts of instruments,
and all levels of ability are more than welcome to join us.
For more information contact: David Frost, Tel 07981 002144
or Helen Middleton, Tel 01692 678072 Email email@example.com
Throughout the year the churches of The Waterside Group Benefice organise 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.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30am at St Catherine's Ludham
Join us at St Catherine’s Church during the week for a short time of prayer and scripture reading as we celebrate morning prayer.
Morning Prayer is said at St Catherine's Church, Ludham every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 8:30. The office is said from Common Worship: Daily Prayer, embracing the three key elements of praise, intercession and engagement with Scripture.
All are welcome to join us for Morning Prayer.
Julian Prayer Meeting in Hickling every third Tuesday in the month
Are you drawn to Christian Contemplative Prayer and Meditation.
In silent, contemplative prayer we seek to be aware of the presence of God and to remain in that presence, completely open to God.
Waiting, Listening, Open, here we meet with God. "All we can do in prayer is dispose ourselves. The rest is in the power of the Spirit who leads us.'" Theresa of Avila 16th C
For more information contact Zephney Kennedy Tel: 01692 598095 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Friends of St Benet's Abbey
It is our privilege to be involved with The Friends of St Benet’s Abbey. In 2019 the Abbey is celebrating 1,000 years on the site near Ludham/Horning in Norfolk. Founded in 1019 on land close to the meeting place of the rivers Bure and Ant in Norfolk, St Benet's Abbey was the only Benedictine monastery in Norfolk, founded in the Anglo-Saxon period which continued in use throughout the Middle Ages.
Message from the Rector
Come Holy Spirit come..
The writer of Ecclesiastes reminds us that for everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted, a time to weep and a time to laugh..a time to mourn and a time to dance.. to throw away stones and to gather them, to embrace and to refrain from embracing, to seek and to lose, to keep and to throw away, to keep silence and to speak, to love and to hate, for war and for peace. God has appointed a time for every matter and for every work under the sun..a time to build and a time to let go..And hopefully this will not come as a shock to you that Michael and I are moving on, it is our time to let go, it is time to pluck up what has been planted and entrust you all into God's merciful keeping.
My final Sunday service will be on 1st September, a group service of Holy Communion at 10.00am at Ludham. I am very grateful to you all for the journey thus far, for your companionship along the way as we have negotiated this part of our earthly pilgrimage together. I have been immensely blessed and privileged to steer the boat that is named "The Waterside Group" through both choppy and still waters over the last two years. We have laughed and we have cried together. The writer of Ecclesiastes reminds us that weeping comes before laughter and mourning comes before dancing and we have done all of the above and look forward to more of the same in the future. Thank you.
This missive comes with our prayers for you all as the Waterside Group moves into a period of vacancy until a new incumbent is installed. We pray that God's will will be accomplished amongst our parishes, and that peace will reign in the time of uncertainty ahead. You have many committed and wonderful people serving in your parishes and I wish you God speed and every blessing always, take care of yourselves and one another.
Revd Deborah Hamilton-Grey