Easter Day resources

For Easter Day we are back in church, and there is also a Zoom service available at 12 noon. If you would like the details for that, please ring Liz on 01603 784150

There is much on offer this week from the wider church.

From the national church we have a service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.  There isn’t the same obvious link this week, but you should be able to find it by looking here https://www.churchofengland.org/media-and-news/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/worship-home-easter-sunday-and-holy

From the Diocese we have the Sunday Hope podcast, produced by the Cathedral here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/podcast-sunday-hope/

Also from the Cathedral we have the livestream of their Festal Eucharist of Easter Day at which Bishop Graham will preach.  That service is on YouTube and will go live at 10.30am.  You can find that here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEB8iihHz30

The cathedral also have Choral Evensong available on YouTube tomorrow, with the Dean preaching, and available from 3.30pm here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogizy4hEBNA

BBC One has Sunday Worship at 10am with the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Songs of Praise at 13.15

Radio Four has Sunday Worship at 08.10 with the Archbishop of Canterbury.

I’m not quite sure how the Archbishop is doing all of those services, but I suspect there might be some pre-recording involved!

I look forward to seeing some of you at 10am at Wroxham tomorrow, and others at 12pm on Zoom.  Whether you will be at one of those, or choose to worship from home some other way, I hope the day brings Easter blessings to you all.

With my love and prayers for Easter to you and yours,

Liz x

The news sheet for this week is here

Sunday 14th February

Resource for this week are many and varied, as we look towards the start of Lent.

From the Church of England we have a service led by the Revd Helen Shannon, and is brought to us from Church@Five

You can find that here https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/sunday-next-lent

From the Diocese we have the Sunday Hope podcast which you can find here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/podcast-sunday-hope/

The Cathedral is still live streaming its services each Sunday, and you can watch live at 10.30 or watch the recording on their YouTube channel here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRDpIc368n8DrfB6kH7hYvw/videos  

The service sheet is available here https://www.cathedral.org.uk/docs/default-source/default-document-library/eucharist-14-feb-20217f9a551e0c8663e39143ff00009d7e70.pdf?sfvrsn=0

There will also be a live streamed Ash Wednesday service at 6.30pm also available on the YouTube channel.

Norwich Cathedral is delighted to be collaborating with the Friends of Julian of Norwich this Lent to offer a six-part online series of discussions based on the chapters of Sheila Upjohn’s new book The Way of Julian of Norwich which you can find here https://www.cathedral.org.uk/about/news/detail/2021/02/11/join-our-lent-course-online-this-year

Don’t forget you can also watch Songs of Praise at 13.15 on BBC One, and Radio Four has Sunday Worship at 08.10

We are doing a Lent coffee and chat on Wednesdays, using the #LiveLent course – if you would like to join us, just ask for the link 01603 784150 rector@wroxhambenefice.org

The news sheet for this week is here

Love and prayers,


Sunday 7th February

Here are the online resources available from the Church of England, the Diocese and the Cathedral this week.

From the Church of England we have the national service, this week led by Rev Liz Clutterbuck.
From Emmanuel Holloway Church, the full service marks the Second Sunday before Lent.

You can find that here https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/second-sunday-lent

From the Diocese we have the Sunday Hope podcast, produced by the Cathedral, which you can find here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/podcast-sunday-hope/

The Cathedral is also live streaming its main Sunday service, and you can find that here https://www.cathedral.org.uk/whats-on/events/detail/2021/01/10/default-calendar/live-stream-sunday-service

BBC One has Songs of Praise at 13.15 while Radio 4 has Sunday Worship at 08.10

Next Sunday is our Zoom service. If you aren’t on the email list for the details but would like to join in, just email Liz rector@wroxhambenefice.org You would be very welcome.

The news sheet, also containing the readings for this Sunday, is available for download here

Sunday 24th January

Welcome to our resources for the Third Sunday of Epiphany.  I hope you’re all well and staying safe.

This week in the Church of England national service Rev Dr Paul Goodliff speaks of living with difference in this service which marks the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, featuring contributions from Chemin Neuf and led by Rev Charles Hadley.

You can find out more about the Chemin Neuf community here https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/priorities/prayer-and-religious-life/religious-communities/chemin-neuf-community-lambeth-palace

and find the service here https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/living-difference

The Diocesan podcast is available as usual, and can be found here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/podcast-sunday-hope/

The Cathedral continues to live stream its Communion service and you can access that from this page https://www.cathedral.org.uk/whats-on/events/detail/2021/01/10/default-calendar/live-stream-sunday-service

Songs of Praise is at 13.15 as usual, but this week moves to BBC Two

Radio Two has Good Morning Sunday at 06.00

Radio Four has Sunday Worship at 08.10    

I hope something there will work for you.  Next week we have our Zoom Service which will be celebrating the Feast of the Presentation, or Candlemas.  If you would like to join us and aren’t on our regular mailing list, please just contact Liz – rector@wroxhambenefice.org or 01603 784150. If you would like to join our mailing list, just let us know.

Church opening times

In the current situation I have talked with the wardens/ministry team in our various churches and the new opening times for private prayer are as follows

Wroxham Sunday 12-3

Hoveton St John Saturday 10-3

Hoveton St Peter staying closed at present

Belaugh Wednesday 10-3

Tunstead Saturday 10-3

Love and prayers to you and yours – stay home, stay safe.

Liz x

Sunday 20th December

Dear All,

Here we are at the Sunday before Christmas, the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  This week in Church we will light our fourth advent candle to remember Mary and her faithfulness and trust in God.  Normally at this time we would be enjoying all the special services of the Advent and Christmas season; clearly this year many of those cannot go ahead.  In particular we miss our Carol Services which won’t be taking place.  To compensate in some small way we have put together a Virtual Carol Service – a video of carols and readings for Christmas which you can find on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMIiA1kTHBg  We hope you enjoy it – thank you to all who gave their time to take part in reading the lessons.  The carols are sung by the very wonderful choir of St Martin in the Fields, London.

Our Midnight Mass is still going ahead at 11.30pm at St Mary, Wroxham, and our Christmas morning service at 10am at St Mary, Tunstead.  

This week our service is at Hoveton St John at 10am.  We hope you can join us, but understand if in the current climate you find this difficult and instead we share the following resources to help you worship at home.

From the Church of England this week we have the Online service for Worship at Home.  Introduced by Rev Kate Bottley, this service for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is in partnership with Marie Curie.  This online service pays tribute to those suffering from illness, bereavement and mental health setbacks.

You can find the service here


From the Diocese we have the Sunday Hope Podcast which you can find here


The podcast can also be listened to from any landline telephone: call 01603 537577 (local rate) to hear the latest edition.

Don’t miss Bishop Graham’s Christmas Message – listen here


Norwich Cathedral have much on offer, and you can find details at https://www.cathedral.org.uk/christmas

There are live events as well as digital, but most need you to book in.  Tickets are usually free, but needed for COVID safety.

BBC One brings us Sunday Worship at 11.15 and Songs of Praise at 13.15

Radio Four offers the Sunday service at 08:10 from St David’s, the UK’s smallest city

I hope you find something there to help with your worship at home, and we do hope you enjoy our virtual Carol Service!

Our notice sheet is below, and contains the Collect and Readings for today.

Love and prayers,


Sunday 6th December

This week we are back in church and will be in Hoveton St John at 10am.  If you aren’t able to join us there are the usual links here to online services and activities for you, as well as links to information on services for Worship at Home and other resources for the coming weeks.  Here in the Benefice we will be continuing our usual Sunday services, dates can be found on the website and on the news sheet at the end of this post, and we are also planning to hold a Midnight Mass at Wroxham.  Please note that you need to reserve a place for this, because of the limits on numbers due to COVID restrictions.  Just ring Liz 01603 784150, or email rector@wroxhambenefice.org  If late nights are not your thing, we are holding a service of Holy Communion at Tunstead on Christmas morning at 10am.

The Church of England this week invite you to Worship at Home for the Second Sunday of Advent with HOPE Together who lead the Comfort and Joy online service for the Second Sunday of Advent. The service is led by Rev Yemi Adedeji and Rachel Jordan-Wolf preaches on the theme of waiting and can be found here https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/worship-home-second-sunday-advent-hope

It is also possible to see what will be on offer in the coming weeks of Advent, and at Christmas from the Church of England, just click here https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/preparing-advent-christmas-2020-comfort-and-joy

From the Diocese of Norwich there is the Sunday Hope podcast here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/podcast-sunday-hope/

The Diocese are hosting an online Advent Calendar which you can subscribe to here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/subscribe-to-our-new-digital-advent-calendar/

Norwich Cathedral is also running an Advent Calendar, with a different carol from the choir each day.  In a time when we can’t sing ourselves, it is good to hear the sound! https://www.cathedral.org.uk/whats-on/events/detail/2020/12/01/default-calendar/video-choir-advent-calendar

The Cathedral also have some events which you can attend, by ticket but at no cost – Advent Procession, Christmas Procession and more. See the website for details https://www.cathedral.org.uk/whats-on/events

Next Sunday, the Children’s Society are running an online Christingle service.  For more information and to register, click here https://register.childrenssociety.org.uk/page/70731/data/1

BBC One has Songs of Praise back at its usual time of 13.15, this week with the final of the young chorister of the year, and Radio Four brings Sunday Worship at 08.10

The news sheet for this Sunday can be found here

With love and prayers,


Sunday 29th November

Today we arrive at the first Sunday of Advent, and hopefully our final week of the second lockdown!  My expectation is that next week we will be back in church, and we will meet together at 10am in Hoveton St John.

This week there is much on offer for our online worship.

From the Church of England we have the national service, this week from St Martin in the Fields.  This is led by the Revd Sam Wells, who is always worth hearing.  You can find that here


Norwich Cathedral are publishing a service on YouTube for Advent Sunday which you can find here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRDpIc368n8DrfB6kH7hYvw/videos

The preacher is the Dean of Norwich, also always worth hearing.

From the Diocese we have the weekly Sunday Hope podcast, which you can find here

BBC One has Songs of Praise as usual, though at the earlier time of 12.20pm (to allow for the football!) and Radio Four has Sunday Worship at 08.10

The Church of England is sharing Advent and Christmas reflections weekly until Christmas Day, and daily from then until Epiphany.  We will be sharing as much as possible through our social media, but you can sign up for yourself here https://www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/faith-action/living-out-our-faith/advent-and-christmas/comfort-and-joy

The news sheet for this Sunday can be downloaded here

Love and prayers,


Sunday 15th November

This week is the Second Sunday before Advent.  We don’t have a Zoom service this week, but below are a number of resources which are available from the Church of England and the Diocese.  Next week is the feast of Christ the King, and we will be together on Zoom again.  I hope you are all managing during this second lockdown.  If anyone needs anything at all, please just contact me or one of the ministry team. 

The notice sheet for this week is here along with a short reflection on the Gospel reading.

The service from the Church of England this week is led by Bishop Anthony Poggo, the service includes a sermon from Sheran Harper, President of the Mother’s Union, and reflects on how communities in different parts of the world support one another in both good and hard times.

We are invited to join in celebrating friendships that cross continents, with this online service from the Anglican Communion.

You can find this service here https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/celebrating-friendships-cross

From the Diocese of Norwich there is the weekly Sunday Hope podcast prepared by the Cathedral which you can listen to here

Don’t forget that you can also now access the podcast by phone on 01603 537577 (local rate), which might be useful if you share these resources with those who don’t have internet access.

There is also of course the morning service at 08.10 on Radio 4, and Songs of Praise at 13.15 on BBC One.

I hope something here will work for you.  We look forward to meeting next week, and information about the Zoom service will come out towards the weekend.

Love, prayers and blessings to you all,


Sunday 8th November Resources

November is the month of Remembering, from All Saints to All Souls, to Remembrance Day.  Each of our churches now has a prayer focus for remembering those we have loved and lost, which will stay in place throughout November. A huge thanks go to Sandy and Sue who have set up those in Hoveton St Peter and Hoveton St John.  Do go along to your church and take some time to pray and remember. Opening times for the churches are on the website.

There is much available for Remembrance Sunday. From the Church of England we have the National Service led from the Royal Military Chapel by Rev John Vincent CF.  The service honours those who gave their lives for the peace of our nation. You can find that here https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/remembrance-sunday

From the Diocese we have the Sunday Hope podcast

The Cathedral has a recorded service which will be available at 11am and can be found here


and they are also hosting a Field of Remembrance, details here https://www.cathedral.org.uk/about/news/detail/2020/11/02/field-of-remembrance-memorial

There will be the usual Songs of Praise at 13.15, with Aled Jones hosting from the Brecon Beacons, a military training area, and Radio 4 has Sunday Worship at 08.10 from RAF Air Force College Cranwell

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and the Bishop of London have sent out a call to prayer for the month of November. You can find details, and how to join in here https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/call-prayer-nation

I do hope something there will work for you.

With my love and prayers,

Liz x

Sunday 1st November

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water, along comes another lockdown!  

Following this evenings announcement, we are awaiting further advice from the Church of England.  Parliament has yet to vote, but it looks likely from the information on Gov.uk that we will not be able to meet for worship for the next four weeks.  This is sad, but we have been here before and came through it together, safely.  We will do so again.  We will still be meeting this week in Wroxham Church at 10am for Holy Communion, and it is likely that our churches will continue to be open for private prayer.

I will be in touch again with more information as soon as I have it, but we will be able to share in a Zoom service if worship in church isn’t possible, so we will still meet. If you would like to join in with that and don’t have the information, please just ask. Liz 01603 784150 rector@wroxhambenefice.org

In the meantime, this week brings All Saints day.

From the national church this week we have a service for All Saints.  The invitation on the website reads

Join us for our All Saints’ online service, and be comforted that “God is with us in our pain and fear”. 
The Bishop of London, Rt Rev Dame Sarah Mullally, leads this special service of thanksgiving, hope, and remembrance from St Paul’s Cathedral.

You can find that here https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/service-thanksgiving-hope-and

The Church of England is also still running the Daily Hope phone line.  You, or anyone you know who would find it helpful can dial in on 0800 804 8044 to hear prayers, hymns and reflections

More information here


The Diocese of Norwich Sunday Hope podcast is available here https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/news/podcast-sunday-hope/

Morning Worship on Radio 4 is at 08.10 and Songs of Praise on BBC One at 13.15

I hope something there works for you.  I will update the website as soon as I have more information, but in the meantime we are here to help in any way we can, so please do be in touch if you need anything. 

With my love and prayers,