New Buckenham is a small village of approximately 400 residents. It arose on the skirts of the castle built around 1150 (now a ruin), and was once a flourishing little market town. The medieval street pattern has been retained and the village is designated a conservation area. There are 4 Alms houses. This charming village has a shop with Post Office facilities, a residential nursing home and a garage. We have a modern village hall, heavily used by the many village organisations as well as by the church. We are especially proud of the New Buckenham Silver Band, which is known nationally and occasionally plays in the church. We have a small but enthusiastic choir, the only one in the benefice. The church is in excellent repair with toilet and kitchen facilities. The tower has a newly rehung and augmented peel of 8 bells, very popular with visiting bands. Members of the community help with cleaning the church and flower arranging. The main aim of our small congregation is to open our doors and welcome our neighbours and friends with family services, regular coffee mornings and an annual garden party. The children are encouraged to read lessons and bring their prayers.