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 4th May from 10am 'til noon at
1 Waterloo Road, Sotterley, NR34 7UA, the home of Graham and Doreen Fisher
Please refer to www.cofesuffolk.org for details of the "Growing in God" programme.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 12th June , 7.30 pm, at Reydon Church
The Benefice Council - next meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 9th July at Shadingfield Village Hall
There will be a Concert by Auriga Capella on Sunday May 19th at All Saints Ringsfield at 7.30pm.
The Shadingfield Flower Festival returns this year on Easter Sunday and Monday 21st and 22nd April from 10.00am
There will be a service to Bless the Crops at Sotterley Chapel at 3pm on Sunday June 2nd. Refreshments will be served.
This annual event takes place at Sotterley Chapel from 2pm to 5pm on 25th/26th May
Sunday 26th May and Monday 27th May
2pm to 5pm Refeshments both days
Annual Fete on Monday.
Admission £3 under 14's free