Thetford: St Cuthbert, Thetford

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Welcome to St. Cuthbert’s, Thetford.  We are a Parish Church in the Centre of the town and enjoy hosting Community Events and Civic Services.  Most of our Worship is liturgical (Common Worship) with hymns led by the Organ and the robed choir.  In addition to Sunday Services, which are a mix of Holy Communion, Morning Worship and All Age Worship, we also have a Midweek Communion Service (Wednesday mornings at 10.30am).  We are a friendly, welcoming and open Church of a broadly Evangelical tradition.

Sunday school for children present at our services is based on Scripture Union stories and games, as appropriate for the children's ages.

Coffee is served after the services, which encourages people to stay and catch up on parish news, or introduce themselves, if they are new. The church is also open on Saturday and Tuesday mornings for conversation with coffee! 


If you would like to use St Cuthbert's Church or church hall for an event, please contact the clergy. See Contact Us.


Ian Smith our organist has retired, so we are looking for an organist and choir master. Do get in touch if you would like to come and see the organ and meet some of the choir.



Appointment of Team Rector

A unique opportunity to further God’s work in a splendid location.

Thetford, the ancient capital of East Anglia and now the fourth largest town in Norfolk, set among thousands of acres of heath land and pine forest with the driest climate in the UK.

The challenge of a town facing continual growth and, with its satellite churches and accompanying villages, offering forms of worship across the range and opportunities and challenges to match.


Mission Statement

The church buildings in our benefice are places where God is worshipped and the gospel of Jesus Christ is celebrated and proclaimed.

Our churches are the people who, nurtured by word and sacrament, are deepened in fellowship in the pilgrimage of faith and draw others to the love of God and further His Kingdom through service.

The Team Rector

The Benefice is looking for a dynamic Team Rector who will lead the team in spreading the Gospel in and around Thetford.

We would welcome Bible-based candidates who: 

  • Will develop the leadership skills of others
  • Are able to identify and develop church members’ gifts and skills
  • Are able to help the church reach out to, attract and empower a younger generation
  • Are willing to embrace a variety of different worship styles across the benefice.

The Team Rector should also take a leadership role in the redevelopment of St Cuthbert’s and the financial resourcing needed to complete this project

Presenting Patrons are

The Bishop of Norwich (Rt. Revd. Graham James), The Archdeacon of Norfolk (and Area Archdeacon), The Church Pastoral Aid Society’s Board of Patronage Trust, The Church Patronage Trust, The Governors of Sutton’s Hospital

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Rev. Tony Heywood
44 Nunsgate
IP24 3EL
01842 755175 (Team Vicar) or 01842 750302 (Rod Back Churchwarden)

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Holy Communion
Every first and third Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Family Service
Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments
Holy Communion
Every second fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments
Morning Prayer
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments
Every first Sunday at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour


Consultation hour
Appointments not necessary for arranging weddings, baptisms etc
Every second and fourth Monday at 7:00 PM for 1 hour


Coffee morning
A welcoming drink and time to chat with members of the congregation
Every Tuesday at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours


Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM for ½ hour


Parent and Toddler Group
A Parent and Toddler group is starting on September 7th at 10am at the Arts Centre, Bishop's SchoolIP24 1EB Hosted by Grace Church, there will be play, crafts, stories and songs for £1 per child.
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
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Christmas bazaar
Come and join us for an afternoon and evening of fun, refreshment and an opportunity to stock up on Advent wreaths and Christmas presents. We are taking part in the Thetford Christmas lights switch on event.
Friday 1st December 2017 at 3:00 PM
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mince Pies



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass


House groups meet regularly to study the bible and discuss. If you would like to join one of these groups near you, please contact Tony Heywood on 01842 755175
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10226
Archdeaconry: NORFOLK (262)
Deanery: THETFORD & ROCKLAND (26207)
Benefice: Thetford (26/420BP)
Parish Legal Name: Thetford (260458 )
CofE Church Info: (626458 26/458)
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This page was last updated on Sunday 24th September 2017
Thetford: St Cuthbert : Well Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2BL - At the junction of Well Street and King St in the centre of Thetford.

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