Welcome to Blakeney Church
Glaven Valley Benefice
A Benefice Service takes place in St Nicholas’ Church
we are also “live” on Zoom!
Zoom Meeting ID: 894 7399 8140
The link is open from about 10.45am
Open for Private Prayer Monday to Friday and Sunday 12pm-3pm
We warmly welcome you all to join with us!
If you would like to be added to the Benefice email distribution list, to receive a personal link to the Zoom, or request prayer for yourself or anyone you know, please contact:
Rev Richard Lawry (Rector)
“…. because there was no room for them in the inn.”
Those words are among the most evocative from the readings we traditionally use at Christmas. They are a reminder that even at that first Christmas, things were far from straightforward. And they are going to be far from straightforward for us this year!
Mary and Joseph had to negotiate awkward officialdom, social stigma, exhausting journeys, inappropriate accommodation, lack of medical support, flight from danger, and much more besides.
We don’t yet know (and I’m writing this in the middle of the November lockdown) what hurdles we will face when Christmas comes. But it will be bound to involve some restrictions, be it travel or gatherings or events etc. And it’s certainly going to be the case for church services.
Our Christmas services are always extremely well attended, with numbers exceeding what we’re allowed at the moment because of Covid, so we’re having to cap numbers and allot spaces in advance. Therefore, unfortunately, all our Christmas services (between 20th and 25th December) are having to be pre-booked….. because there was no room for all of them in the church!!
If you want to book a place(s) for any of the those services, please contact the people listed for each church. Sad to say, we can’t let people in who haven’t reserved a space.
As mentioned previously, all our advance planning has to be provisional. We hope our services can proceed as scheduled, but nothing can be set in stone just now. Do check nearer the time.
But we do hope that you’ll be able to join us for one or more of these services, as we celebrate the great hope and joy of the Christmas story together.
Other information is available on our benefice website: www.glavenvalleychurches.org.uk
Or, of course, do contact me on [email protected] or 740686.