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 6th October at Anvil, Blacksmith's Corner, Ilketshall St Andrew. the home of John and Jacqui Harrison 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
Saturday October 6th 7 for 7.30pm
Tickets £10 including one drink
Call Pauline on 01502 575357
The Annual Glenis Miller Foundation Clay Shoot will be at Brick Kiln Farm Westall on Sunday 30th September from 11am, supporting Weathall Church
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)
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". Tickets £10 from Tony's Stores or firstname.lastname@example.org