THE HUNDRED RIVER AND WAINFORD BENEFICE is a group of nine Church of England parishes in the north Suffolk countryside, between Beccles and Halesworth. Each parish has its own church building and its own pattern of services and activities. However, we share a common identity as open, inclusive Christians offering a welcome to anyone, whatever their background, who wishes to travel with us.
The Hundred River is a real river that enters the sea near Kessingland. Divided into numerous streams, it meanders through our parishes, sometimes full and roaring, nowadays more often muddy and dried-up. Wainford is a memory of an ancient ford, by which horse-drawn wagons ("wains") once used to cross the Hundred River.
The nine historic parishes within our group are Weston (St Peter), which includes Ellough, Ringsfield (All Saints), Ilketshall St Andrew, Sotterley (St Margaret), which includes Willingham, Shadingfield (St John the Baptist), Redisham (St Peter), Stoven (St Margaret), Brampton (St Peter), and Westhall (St Andrew).
The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 1st September at Manor House Farm Geldeston, the home of John and Ann Hastings-Payne from 10.00am until noon.
7.30pm Wednesday 10th October at St Luke's Beccles
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th October - 7.30pm at Holton St Peter Church
The Benefice Council - next meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 23rd October at Shadingfield Village Hall
Saturday 11th August 2.00pm to 5.00pm at School Road Ringsfield.
Suffolk Style Quoits, Village Games and Teas. Free entry - donations invited for Ringsfield Church Fabric Fund.
Sunday 2nd September from 10.00am
Gable House Redisham, 11.00am - 5.00pm on Sunday 2nd September. Refreshments available all day.
Saturday 8th September
Geoffrey Munn will be speaking at Westhall Village Hall on Friday 21st September. His talk will be entitled "Faberge at the Court of King Edward VII". More details to follow.
Cream Teas and Stalls at Waterloo Road - Sunday 26th August from 2.30pm