• This beautiful corner of North Norfolk is a good place to live. Seven 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.



    Revd Canon Heather Butcher was licensed and installed as Priest in Charge to the Scarrowbeck Benefice on Friday 16th July 2021, in Erpingham church. 

    We have an experienced priest in Heather who has retired as Team Rector in the Launditch and The Upper Nar Team Ministry Benefice, was on Bishop’s Staff as Dean of Women’s Ministry and has ministered in other areas of the Diocese, as has her husband Revd Philip Butcher.

    To contact her and for weddings, baptisms and funerals

    canonhdb@gmail.com, 01263 735922, 25 Muskett Way Aylsham NR11 6GF


    For services for the current month please see Keeping in Touch

    Everyone is welcome


    Please use the hand sanitiser in the porches when you enter and leave the churches  Thank you.

    Erpingham   is unlocked daily during the day.

    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 the 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 is now being delivered house to house in the Scarrowbeck Benefice. Copies can be found as well 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                                                                                                                  harriswine@doctors.org.uk

                                       Linda Howard               01263 833323                                                                                                                  cicely@danbrian.co.uk

    Thwaite                     James Buchan              01263 768916                                                                                                                  jebuchan@btinternet.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 or our rector.

    Ian Andrews               01263 732780

    Colin Willis                 091263 577288

    There are seven parishes in the Scarrowbeck benefice: Alby,  Calthorpe, Erpingham, Gunton, Hanworth, Ingworth and Thwaite. Gunton is in the care of the Cosnservation trust and  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.



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