Who Are We?

 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). 

Church Services

Benefice Notice Board

Roving Coffee Morning

Roving Coffee Morning

Roving Coffee Morning

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Coffee Mornings are suspended until further notice due to corona virus

Safeguarding

Roving Coffee Morning

Roving Coffee Morning

 The Parishes within the Benefice have adopted the House of Bishops' "Promoting a Safer Church" document, and have signed onto a Safeguarding  Policy Statement.


Should you have any concerns  regarding Safeguarding issues, please refer to:-


The  Reverend  Philip Miller on 01502  714786, or either of the Safeguarding Trainers:- 


Mrs  Ann  Hastings-Payne on 01502 711621 or Mr George Fisher on 

01502 714534


You may also refer to the Diocesan web link shown  below:-

www.cofesuffolk.org/concerns-and-contacts


Waveney and Blyth Deanery Synod​

Waveney and Blyth Deanery Synod​

Waveney and Blyth Deanery Synod​

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 The next meeting will be held on  Tuesday 23rd June - 7.30pm at St Peter's Church Holton

Benefice Council

Waveney and Blyth Deanery Synod​

Waveney and Blyth Deanery Synod​

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The Benefice Council  - next meeting  at Shadingfield Village Hall. 

Tuesday 21st April  2020 at 7.00pm 

DATE UNDER REVIEW

Future Events

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Corona Virus

Corona Virus

 

Corona Virus

Corona Virus

Corona Virus

All events postponed until further notice

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Benefice Contacts