Welcome to the Grimshoe Benefice
The churches of the Benefice of Grimshoe exist to support each other in the building up of their Christian Faith and to support the communities in the villages of Feltwell, Hockwold, Northwold, Southery and Weeting, of which they are part.
Jesus came amongst his friends and followers to show them how to live focusing on loving God, loving those around them and loving our environment and the places where we live and work. Jesus commissioned his followers to continue to serve the communities in which they found themselves and the Church seeks to continue this work today.
If you are interested in what is on and coming up in the Benefice, please see News From The Pews. Or you can find out more about our regular pattern of worship and services, or how the Church can help you celebrate and mark special occasions.
For other information related to the Benefice, please follow the links in the menu bar above.
Promoting a safer church
The PCC’s of the Benefice of Grimshoe churches – St. Mary’s, Feltwell, St. James, Hockwold, St. Andrew’s, Northwold, St. Mary’s, Southery and St. Mary’s, Weeting are committed to maintaining a Safeguarding policy, in line with diocesan procedures and good practice and the House of Bishops’ Policy, Parish Safeguarding Handbook, Promoting a Safer Church. (2018)
The PCC’s review and endorse all safeguarding policies annually, at the first meeting of the new PCC, so that new members are aware of their responsibilities and affirm the Parish Policy on Safeguarding. The highest standards will be maintained in all the Church’s contacts with children, young people and vulnerable adults. Adult volunteers will be given appropriate support and opportunities for training.
The Parochial Church Councils acknowledge their responsibility for all work with children and vulnerable adults done in the name of the Church and requires all those engaged in such work to be properly appointed and supported in accordance with current good practice and guidelines issued through the Diocese of Ely.
Grimshoe Benefice has appointed, as our Parish Safeguarding Officer:
Mrs Christine Parker
01842 827152 firstname.lastname@example.org
THE BENEFICE SAFEGUARDING POLICY WILL BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE - Safeguarding
THE ELY DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING POLICY WILL BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE - www.elydiocese.org/safeguarding
THE HOUSE OF BISHOP'S PARISH SAFEGUARDING HANDBOOK WILL BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2019-03/Parish%20Safeguarding%20Handbook%20March%202019.pdf
PLEASE SEE THE NEWS FROM THE PEWS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND MESSAGES FROM OUR RECTOR DURING THIS UNSETTLING TIME OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC