Waveney Valley churches, 2-8 August

«Services, Open Churches, Filling the Gap, Clergy Holiday»

It was good to see you at Morning Prayer in 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 and, please, be aware that we have a socially-distanced capacity in both churches of 35 worshippers.


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).

FILLING THE GAP” — Food in School Holidays

I’m very pleased to advise that we have joined 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.


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 — 01502-7116453