This beautiful corner of North Norfolk is a good place to live. Five small communities are linked together by a stream, the Scarrowbeck, which gives the parish churches of the area a name that identifies and unites them in a renewed sense of vision. This website attempts to show who we are, what's going on, and where to find us.
Rev. Brian Faulkner has been our interim priest over this last year. However his contract ended on January 20th and so the benefice is now back in an interregnum. It is unfortunate that his time with us has been almost entirely blighted by the pandemic but we offer our sincere thanks for how he has helped us in this year as our interim priest.
For all matters concerning weddings, baptisms or funerals please contact our
Rural Dean - Reverend Keith Rengert, The Rectory, School Road, Reepham, NR10 4LJ or phone 01603 879275
Sadly public worship in our church buildings has had to be suspended for the moment.
We are now running live zoom services until we can resume public worship in our churches.
Service starts 10:00am. The room opens from 9:30am onwards for people to check they can get in and to talk with friends.
To join the meeting please click on the link or put in the ID number and the passcode
Zoom Meeting link. Please click
and then 'join meeting'
or if you have a zoom app (free to download) then put in the following code
Meeting ID: 693 082 5053
(Many apologies for Sunday 21st February when there was a zoom link error.)
To see readings and a reflection every week compiled by the readers/lay ministers, click on the 'Special Sunday Services' folder
CHURCH OPENING the churches will still be open for private prayer as below.
Please use the hand sanitiser in the porches when you enter and leave the churches and keep a safe social distance if others are there. Thank you.
Erpingham unlocked Wednesday and Sunday 10.30am - 3.30pm to allow 72 hours between.
Calthorpe and Thwaite unlocked every day during daylight hours (locked each evening)
Alby unlocked daily ( night and day)
Ingworth for the moment remains locked
During this time of the closure of our church buildings owing to the Coronavirus our income from collections at services and fundraising had stopped, but the fixed costs remain much the same. Please consider giving generously to our mission and ministry as we seek as churches to support everyone in this community. For ways to give please click on the :-
UPDATES RE CORONAVIRUS folder. Thank you.
Please contact the churchwardens for further infomation or if you would like yourselves or loved ones to be included in our prayers or you would like home communion please contact one of our readers.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
Keeping in Touch will not be delivered house to house in the Scarrowbeck Benefice for the moment to protect our deliverers. Copies can be found at each church and Alby garage and on this web site.
If you have any worries or concerns then please ask for help. On the folder to the left are addresses, phone numbers and links to help you.
Scarrowbeck Benefice Churchwardens
Alby Church Mecki Green 01263 761480 no e mail
Erpingham Keith Harrison 01263 761698 firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Howard 01263 833323 email@example.com
Thwaite James Buchan 01263 768916 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesley Hennessey 01263 761873 email@example.com
Scarrowbeck readers/lay ministers
Angela Parkes 07799692816 if you would like to be added to our prayer list
Helen Burrell 01263 768209 for home communion when this is allowed
Ian Andrews 01263 732780
Colin Willis 091263 577288
There are five parishes in the Scarrowbeck benefice: Alby, Calthorpe, Erpingham, Ingworth and Thwaite. Both Ingworth and Calthorpe are now in the care of the Diocesan Trust who look after the fabric and insurance. After this pandemic they will have at least 6 services a year, and will be open during the day - see above - and will be available for baptisms, weddings and funerals.