Welcome to the Heart of Norfolk Churches Group

  • All Saints, Bawdeswell St Peter, Billingford  Holy Innocents, Foulsham St Thomas, Foxley St Peter, Guestwick St Andrew. Guist St Mary, North Elmham All Saints, Stibbard St Andrew, Themelthorpe  All Saints, Wood Norton St Margaret, Worthing 

    Situated in the heart of the beautiful county of Norfolk, the villages of the Heart of Norfolk Group (benefice) form part of the Sparham Deanery in the Diocese of Norwich.  We worship God and support our community within the framework of the Church of England.

    There are thirteen churches, most of which are actively used for worship, each with its own character.  We hope this website will give you an insight into life in our community: the buildings, the history and life today, acts of worship and social events - in fact, things both sacred and secular that make up our life in the benefice. Thus, we hope that you may be encouraged to visit one or more of our churches.  If you do, we hope to be able to welcome you in person.


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  • Please make enquiries about baptisms, weddings & funerals to the Team Rector, Reverend Sally Kimmis.  Other more general enquiries about churches may be made to the churchwardens in each parish; please see the individual parish pages on this website for contact details.

    Pending the appointment of a permanent Team Vicar to complement the team, an Interim Minister has been appointed to serve in the benefice for up to 12 months.  The Revd Canon Christopher Davies, formerly Vicar of Wymondham Abbey, joined the Heart of Norfolk benefice in February on a part-time appointment working three days per week and Sundays.

    Reverend Kimmis can be contacted on heartofnorfolkrector@gmail.com or 01362 668850

    Reverend Canon Davies can be contacted on cjdoldrectory@gmail.com or 07702 865412

    The Children and Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding Officers for the benefice are:

    Sally Wilman 01362 684109 and Robin Back 01362 683281