Welcome to the Scarrowbeck benefice in North Norfolk

  • This beautiful corner of North Norfolk is a good place to live. Five small communities are linked together by a stream, the Scarrowbeck, which gives the parish churches of the area a name that identifies and unites them in a renewed sense of vision. This website attempts to show who we are, what's going on, and where to find us.


    Rev. Brian Faulkner

    has been licensed as our interim Priest in  Charge and he is the person to call  for baptisms, marriages and funerals

    Oak Tree Cottage Cherry Tree Road Plumstead NR11 7LQ

    Tel: 01263 577868

    Email: briantfaulkner@btinternet.com

    Rest days are Monday and Tuesday


    Father Brian and the church community continue to pray for you and the ongoing situation concerning the corona virus.

    Father Brian will post a short service on Saturday relevant to the Sunday of that week for you to use if you wish. 

    To see it click on the  'Special Sunday Services' folder

    Churches are now locked

    Please  note that all public services are cancelled AND THE CHURCHES ARE NOW SHUT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, but that doesn't mean that the people of the church don't carry on caring for our communities and praying for an end  to the threat this virus poses. Please contact either the rector or the churchwardens for further infomation or if you would  like yourselves  or loved ones to be included in our prayers.


    If you would like to, please join in with others and put a lighted candle in your window at 7pm every Sunday to signify the hope that we all have in Jesus Christ and to know that God is with us, among us, suffering with us in this time of trouble.


    We have been told that tending of graveyards and cutting the grass in the graveyards are no longer considered  'essential activities'. We know this will be hard for some of you, but we would  be grateful if you would leave tending graves for the duration of this pandemic.  Thank you.

    Scarrowbeck Benefice Churchwardens

    Alby Church             Mecki Green                  01263 761480 no e mail

    Erpingham                Keith Harrison              01263 761698                                                                                                                  harriswine@doctors.org.uk

                                       Linda Howard               01263 833323                                                                                                                  cicely@danbrian.co.uk

    Thwaite                     James Buchan              01263 768916                                                                                                                  jebuchan@btinternet.com

                                       Lesley Hennessey       01263 761873                                                                                                                 lesley.alby@gmail.com

    Calthorpe and Ingworth churches are now part of the Diocesan Churches Trust and have no churchwardens. For information about these churches please contact the Rector the Reverend Brian Faulkner or see the relevant site.

    There are five parishes in the Scarrowbeck benefice: Alby,  Calthorpe, Erpingham, Ingworth and Thwaite. Both Ingworth and  Calthorpe are now in the care of the Diocesan Trust who look after the fabric and insurance. After this pandemic they will have at least 6 services a year, and will be open during the day, and will be available for baptisms, weddings and funerals.



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