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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  • Further to the PM’s statement on Monday (22nd) and what impact that will have on public worship and our ability to travel between our villages, there is a Churchwardens/Ministry Team meeting on Saturday 27th February to discuss our plans for Mothering Sunday, Holy Week and Easter. Watch this space!

    Blessings for a happy, holy Lent.


    Service plan for February and March

    Churches open for individual prayer

    Bawdeswell All Saints Daily: 9am-5pm
    Foulsham Holy Innocents Daily: 9am-3pm
    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 are currently available on Zoom for those who are able and wish to participate. Please subscribe to the e-bulletin for details.
    All services begin at 10:30am:


    Date Sunday Readings
    28th February 2nd Sunday of Lent Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 or Romans 4:13-end; Mark 8:31-end
    7th March 3rd Sunday of Lent 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22
    14th March Mothering Sunday Preacher to choose
    21st March Passion Sunday Jeremiah 31:31-44 or Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33
    28th March Palm Sunday Liturgy of the Palms: Mark 11:1-11; Liturgy of the Passion: Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 15:1-39


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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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