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

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  • We continue to journey through Epiphany-tide, hearing about the amazing ways God reveals himself to us. Firstly, in the search of the Wise Men; then Jesus’ baptism, when God himself confirms his Son, “the Beloved”. This Sunday, we’ll meet Nathanael – “God has given”, and next week ‘The Wedding at Cana’ (John 2:1-11) – the first “sign”, as John describes Jesus’ miracles, that Jesus shares God’s divine power.

    Service plan for January and February

    The Heart of Norfolk Team Ministry has decided to suspend public worship in our churches for January. This suspension is likely to continue at least until the next statement by the Prime Minister, expected in mid-February, and may continue through to Easter (4th April). Meanwhile, the PCCs of those churches that were already open for individual prayer hope to keep their churches open. At the time of writing, the situation is as follows:


    Open for individual prayer

    Bawdeswell All Saints Daily: 9am-5pm
    Foxley St Thomas Sunday: 10am-4pm
    Guestwick St Peter Sunday: 10am-4pm; Wednesday 9am-4pm
    North Elmham St Mary Daily during daylight hours
    Stibbard All Saints Closed for January
    Wood Norton All Saints   Daily: 9am-5pm
    Worthing St Margaret Daily: 9:30am-4:30pm

    Heart of Norfolk services will be available on Zoom for those who are able and wish to participate. Please email us if you wish to be added to our Zoom Services.
    All services begin at 10:30am:


    Date Sunday Readings
    10th January Baptism of Christ Acts 19:1-17; Mark 1:4-11
    17th January 2nd Sunday of Epiphany 1 Samuel 3:1-10; John 1:43-end
    24th January 3rd Sunday of Epiphany Genesis 14:17-20 or Revelation 19:6-10; John 2:2-11
    31st January Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas) Malachi 3:1-5 or Hebrews 2:14-end; Luke 2:22-40



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  • Contact Heart of Norfolk Churches:

    Reverend Sally Kimmis (Billingford, Guist, North Elmham, Twyford, Worthing)

    heartofnorfolkrector@gmail.com or 01362 668850

    Reverend Canon Christopher Davies (Bawdeswell, Bintree, Foxley, Guestwick, Themelthorpe)

    cjdoldrectory@gmail.com or 07702 865412

    Reverend Michael Cartwright (Foulsham, Stibbard & Wood Norton) 

    williamcartwright473@yahoo.com or 01362 680274


    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.

    The Children and Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding Officer for the benefice is:

    Robin Back 01362 683281


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