West Norfolk Priory Group

Fincham + Marham + Nordelph + Runcton Holme

Shouldham + Shouldham Thorpe + Stow Bardolph + Stowbridge

Tottenhill + Watlington + Wimbotsham + Wormegay

Welcome

We are a group of twelve churches in West Norfolk, comprising the parishes of Fincham, Marham, Nordelph, Runcton Holme, Shouldham, Shouldham Thorpe, Stow Bardolph, Stowbridge, Tottenhill, Watlington, Wimbotsham and Wormegay. The Benefice is known as the West Norfolk Priory Group.

There is always a Sunday service at one of the churches in the benefice: the venue and time of service can be found on our calendar. Additionally, there are Holy Communion services and Morning Prayer during the week. More information is in the calendar. We have traditional services from the Book of Common Prayer as well as more modern worship using Comon Worship. We use the Psalter and our hymns are from the New English Hymnal with worship songs from New Hymns and Worship Songs.

Baptisms, Wedding and Funerals

To arrange a baptism (christening), wedding or funeral please contact the Church Administrator, Mrs Louise Vigus, email louise.vigus@westnorfolkpriorygroup.co.uk. Tel: 07596 707469. The Church Office is open Monday to Thursdays, 9am-1pm. You can see more information about Baptisms, Wedding and Funerals on our life events pages.

Ordination as Priest

The Revd Nigel Moat will be ordained as a priest in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 3rd July. Due to covid restrictions, the number of guests is limited, but you will be able to watch the service on the cathedral YouTube channel (click on video below)

Nigel and Heidi will be hosting a garden party on Sunday 4th July from 2pm until 5pm at the rectory in Watlington (6 Rectory Lane). You will be more than welcome to drop in for tea and cake. Due to covid restrictions we can only host people in the garden and will be limited to 30 people at any one time - but please do feel free to pop in at some point during the afternoon.

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising funds for Holy Trinity Church, Marham or St Martin's, Fincham.*

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

  1. Go to our Easy Fundraising page and select the church you would like to support and then click the 'support this cause' button.

  2. Every time you shop online, go to easy fundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

  3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to your church at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

* Note: At this stage, we only have Holy Trinity Marham and St Martin's Fincham set up with Easy Fundraising. We will set up fundraising opportunities for our other churches over the next few weeks. If you would like to use your online shopping to raise funds for any of our other churches, please contact us through our online form.

If you would like to know further information, please complete our online form and we will get back to you.

School Assemblies

Over the last couple of years, we have been invited into a number of schools within the parishes that we serve. However, due to the Covid pandemic, we have been unable to attend any of the schools in person.

We have now started to offer online assemblies over zoom and find these a valuable way of serving the schools despite the lockdown.

We have also now started to record the talks we give to show you the type of ministry we are involved in. We would value your prayers for the schools we work with and in particular for this ministry we are offering.

You can view some of the talks on our School Assembly YouTube playlist.


Upcoming Services

You can see all of our future services on a calendar. This is updated regularly, but due to the current restrictions around the Covid-19 pandemic, they are subject to change. Please check back here the day before each service to double-check.

Meeting ID: 848 4256 0875 - Passcode: 108872

Wimbotsham, Rebuilding Project Survey

After the church of St. Mary, the Virgin in Wimbotsham was destroyed by a devastating fire on 4 September 2019, Wimbotsham Parochial Church Council (PCC) decided to survey people who live in the parish or who had used the church, to find out what they would like to see incorporated when the church is rebuilt.

770 questionnaires were distributed and 246 (32%) were returned, an excellent response rate for this type of questionnaire. We have now published the findings for that survey here.

We will post news about our rebuilding project on this website over the coming months. You can also see our photo gallery showing the devastation the fire caused here - and we will add photos of the work in progress.