1. Church buildings

2. Church services

3. Donate

Church buildings

We hope that it will be possible  for churches to be open for private prayer. Below are the times the churches in this benefice are open for that purpose.  

Erpingham   unlocked Wednesday and Sunday 10.30am - 3.30pm

Calthorpe and Thwaite   unlocked every day during daylight hours (locked each evening)

Alby     unlocked daily ( night and day)

Ingworth   for the moment remains locked

Please use the hand sanitisers provided when you enter or leave the churches and keep a safe social distance when others are there.  Thank you

Church Services

Because of the return to lockdown as of November 5th we can no longer have services in our churches. This means the services advertised in 'Keeping in Touch' for November will not happen sadly.

Erpingham Church is open  for private prayer on Wednesday and Sundays  

Calthorpe, Thwaite and Alby churches are open during the day.

Please note - when services resume

1.  No one must feel that they will be expected to attend

2   No one who is shielding,or particularly vulnerable should attend

3   When ever possible please keep 2 metre distance at all times 

4   The diocese 'strongly advise' that masks are worn  for  services and when others are present.

5  For Erpingham and Thwaite Holy Communion will be administered in one kind only - the sacred host will be received standing at the crossing infront of the chancel screen Any one unable to move forward in that way, needs to ask me to bring communion  to  them where they are seated

6  There will be a one way system from the communion point back via the side aisle to your seat

7  As there is  no side aisle at Alby Church, communion will be brought to the  people  sitting in their  seats.

8. A collection plate will not be passed round during the service, but a donations plate will be placed on the table at the back of the church

9.  Refreshments will not be served after the service. 

 However every Saturday Father Brian will continue to send a short service appropriate for the next day for you to use if you wish and this will  appear under the 'Special Sunday Service' folder on the left hand side. 


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. 

To give to St Ethelbert’s Alby

By cheque payable to Alby PCC sent to Pat Postle, Treasurer, West End Farm, Ingworth, Norwich NR11 6PH.

By online banking: the church’s bank details are: Alby PCC; sort code 20-03-26; account number; 60544221.


To give to St Mary’s Erpingham

By cheque payable to Erpingham PCC sent to Liz Ashness, Treasurer, Beech Cottage, Chapel Road, Erpingham, Norwich NR11 7QJ.

By online banking: the church’s bank details are: Erpingham Parochial Church Council; sort code 20-03-26; account number; 40358452. 


To give to All Saints Thwaite

By cheque payable to Thwaite PCC sent to James Buchan, Treasurer, The White House, Alby, Norwich NR11 7PN.

By online banking: the church’s bank details are: Thwaite PCC; sort code 40-35-06; account number; 61012436.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can increase the value of your donation by 25p for every £1 at no cost to yourself by making a Gift Aid declaration using the Gift Aid Form (clickable link to form)



Thank you for your support at this time.



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