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 3rd November at Greenfields Mill Common , Westhall IP19 8RQ, the home of Anita Goddard from 10am 'til 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
There will be a craft fair at Westhall Village Hall on Saturday November 3rd (10am to 1pm) . Tab les are £5 each - please call Tracey on 01502575 415 to book.
The Ilketshall St Andrew Christmas Fayre will be held at the Village Hall on Saturday 17th November (10am to 3pm)
Our team of Elders will be gathering for a quiet day on Saturday 13th October
There willbe a Harvest Quiz and Supper at Wangford Community 5entre on Wednesday 10th October in aid of St Peter's Brampton . £10 per person in teams of 4-6. Please call Tracy on 01502 575415 to book. (bring your own drink)
The Weston Parish Supper and Quiz will be held at Ringsfield Village Hall on Friday 9th November . Tickets at £12.50 are available from Andrew Chipperfield on 01502 713249.