Waveney Valley churches, 26th July to 1st August

«Services, Prayers, and “Filling the Gap”»

It was good to see you at our first church services since lockdown in April, Morning Prayer at Ellingham and Aldeby. We shall meet at those two churches again next Sunday. Do come along if you can.

Be mindful of the guidance (click here) I sent out earlier in the week and, please, be aware that we have a socially-distanced capacity in both churches of 35 worshippers.

The PODCAST will continue. Here is the link for the latest issue


Dial the following phone number to listen in: 01502-447250.


Eleven other churches in the Waveney and Raveningham Groups are now open, one day a week, for quiet meditation and prayer (click here for details).


We will also have two more midweek prayer times on Zoom:

10 am, Tuesday, 28 Julylocation

10 am, Thursday, 30 Julylocation

Please contact me for password details.

FILLING THE GAP” — Food in School Holidays

I’m very pleased to advise that we will be joining forces with the Diocese of Norwich and Ellingham Primary School to help provide meals for some children (click here for details) from the school’s vulnerable families over the summer holidays.


An advance note that I will be taking two short periods of holiday with my family during August and September:

Tuesday to Saturday, 4-8 August (inclusive), and

Tuesday to Saturday, 1-5 September (inclusive)

I will still be officiating at services in church on the Sundays immediately before and after those periods as well as making sure that the “Food in School” holiday parcels are delivered during those weeks, but otherwise I will not be in action.

If you have any queries with regard to any of the above, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

Every blessing,


Revd David Smith

Priest-in-Charge of the Raveningham Group
and the Waveney Benefice

The Rectory, 60 The Street
Geldeston, Beccles
NR34 0LN

telephone 01502-711645