**** Some of our church buildings are now open to visit for private prayer. Please follow any posted instructions and observe social distancing guidelines during your visit. Sunday services will resume on Sunday 5 July in three of our churches. If you would like to join one of these services, please contact the relevant church warden to let them know you plan to attend****

 

The Barnham Broom and Upper Yare Benefice is a large group of 15 rural Church of England churches in 13 parishes in central Norfolk, dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and loving and serving our communities. We offer a very warm welcome to people of all ages.

 

We will resume public services on Sunday mornings starting 5 July 2020, but please note that because of social distancing measures, space in each church building will be limited. We will also continue to  livestream one of our Sunday Communion services on Facebook to help protect our vulnerable population from infection. This will take place at either 9.30am or 11.00am every Sunday and be live streamed. You can download the order of service in both Word and PDF formats - look for the green "Download" button.

 

Livestreamed morning prayer and compline meetings will continue each weekday from Tuesday to Friday. Unfortunately, some of our church buildings will need to remain closed, but many are open for private prayer during the week. Please contact the local church warden if you would like to now more. We will however continue our life of prayer online and in private. If you would like to find out more about prayer and prayer requests look here and for our weekly Bible readings look here

 

We also have many social events across the Group but these have been suspended during the Coronavirus outbreak. For details of future events in our churches and villages see our Calendar or search on a church near you.

 

Daily Bible Reading

 

Daily Prayer

 

Apps

 

TryPraying

 

Our Faith

 

Belief in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit is at the heart of our faith. Christians believe that Jesus is God’s Son. Jesus reveals to us that God is our Father, and that God is available to us through the Holy Spirit. 

 

You won’t ever be asked if you completely understand all this. But you are asked whether you believe and trust. This is called faith. It is a different sort of knowledge. It is the knowledge of being known and loved, and of loving in return.

 

The Christian faith is not a human invention. There are signs of God’s existence and handiwork in creation for anyone to read (Acts 14.15–17). But we believe in the way we do because God has come to seek us out and has made himself known to us

 

'The most important decision any person can ever make is to become a disciple of Jesus Christ. It’s the best thing anyone can do.’ Archbishop Justin Welby