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 Prayer is said at St Catherine's Church, Ludham throughout the week. The office of Morning Prayer 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.
- Morning Prayer During Lent:
Monday, Thursday and Friday - 7.30am
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 8.30am
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
In March we have journeyed together through Lent accompanying Jesus on his journey to the cross, and we are almost at the end of that part of the journey. I wonder what you have learnt and reflected on in the last few weeks? The words "forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland..", are from the prophet Isaiah in the Hebrew Scriptures. They have often come back to me over the years at different times. As I reflected on what the words mean for me now, this thought came to mind. God is making a way in the desert of my soul, God is creating streams, (living spiritual nourishment) in the internal wasteland of my being. It is the first time I think that I have reflected on this scripture and had the revelation that it is an internal lifegiving experience given by God who often uses external real lived human experience to cultivate growth and development in the Soul. Deep stuff! This is how we learn and grow always.
As we approach Easter there is so much to be thankful for in all our villages, especially the difficulties and challenges which help us to grow together the most. I would particularly like to extend a warm invitation to all across our parishes on 7th April 2019 at 10.00am to Hickling Church Benefice Service. Bishop Alan (our Acting Bishop of Norwich during the vacancy in See) will be visiting the Church and conducting a dedication service for the completion of the building works. We have a new loo! Many people contributed to this project over the last 10 years from its embryonic state in a PCC meeting with Revd Neville Khambatta, through Revd John Stride's time and now with completion during my time as Rector. Many people have tirelessly driven the project forward, archeologists, architects, builders, PCCs, and folks from the local community. We are especially grateful to Ms Eileen Edwards for her legacy which paid for a significant proportion of the building works without which we would have been unable to complete. I have no contact information for any of her relatives or friends, but if you know of anyone who would like to come to the dedication service on her behalf I extend a warm invitation to you.
This Easter there will be four Easter Day services across the Parishes. I would like to extend a warm welcome to all in our villages, do join us. I pray that you and all those that you love and pray for will know how high and wide and deep is the love of God for you in whatever you are experiencing in this season.
God bless you.
Revd Deborah Hamilton-Grey