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 in Charge and he has been the person to call for baptisms, marriages and funerals and on any other matter you think he might help you with.
Oak Tree Cottage Cherry Tree Road Plumstead NR11 7LQ
Tel: 01263 577868
Rest days are Monday and Tuesday
However his contract ends on January 20th and so the benefice will now be 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.
This is the communication from Father Brian on January 5th 2021
Following yesterdays announcement of a third national lockdown, I have phoned all Churchwardens and Readers in order as a benefice to agree how to proceed. Although public worship is allowed legally to happen under strict safety precautions, by a clear majority the advise given to me is to be cautious. I am therefore suspending all acts of public worship in our five churches until further notice.This includes the cancelling of tomorrows planned service for Epiphany at Ingworth. Our church buildings remain open for the use of private prayer as before, and I encourage those able to do so. This decision will be reviewed in a few weeks
I do this with a heavy heart, but conscious that the safety of all is our first priority
The usual notes and sermon will be sent out to all on my e-mail list in time for each to use on Sunday
with my continuing love and prayers
To see his notes and sermon and from after January 20th those of the readers, every week 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.
Our Parish Priest Father Brian Faulkner welcomes your contact on 01263 577868 or email@example.com
Please contact either the rector or the churchwardens for further infomation or if you would like yourselves or loved ones to be included in our prayers.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
We have now resumed delivering Keeping in Touch in the Scarrowbeck Benefice. Aldborough PCC have decided not to contribute as they have left the benefice to join another one under the Aylsham Team Ministry. Their services can however be found in Keeping in Touch when they are sent to us. They now have their own newsletter so Keeping in Touch is no longer delivered there but can of course be obtained 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
Calthorpe and Ingworth churches are now part of the Diocesan Churches Trust and have no churchwardens. For information about these churches please contact the Rector the Reverend Brian Faulkner or see the relevant site.
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.