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Some of our churches are 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 - as of January 5th 2021. Please see this communication sent today by Father Brian. It will be reviewed in a few weeks.

Dear Friends

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

Fr Brian

Please note - 

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 wearing of masks is mandatory for services and when others are present unless you have a medical exemption.

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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