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 in February, details to follow.
Please refer to www.cofesuffolk.org for details of the "Growing in God" programme.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th February- 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Bungay
The Benefice Council - next meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 15th January at Shadingfield Village Hall
The Rural Coffee Caravan will be at Brampton Village Hall on Tuesday 11th December from 10.00am 'til noon.
There will be a Winter Music event at Sotterley Chapel on Sunday 16th December at 3.00pm.
The Redisham Carol Service, Village Party and Grand Christmas Draw will take place at 3.00pm on Sunday 16th December
There willbe a Harvest Quiz and Supper at Wangford Community Centre on Wednesday 12th December in aid of St Peter's Brampton . £12.50 per person in teams of 4-6. Please call Tracy on 01502 575415 to book. (bring your own drink)
The Benefice Choir will be leading carols at Shadingfield Fox on Thursday 20th December from 7.00pm.