Quidenham Group of Churches
The Quidenham Group of Parishes is a collection of neighbouring parishes who enjoy relating to each other. Despite our various different outlooks (Old Buckenham shops in Attleborough and go to the dentist and doctor there while Quidenham goes to East Harling or Kenninghall and so on) we find a common cause together in proclaiming the Gospel in our small rural villages and are inspired by the witness of our ancient buildings and the generations who have gone before us (not to mention the gospel itself!) to continue that witness today.
You can download the current notice sheet for our six churches here. The village magazine, delivered to every home in our six villages is here. The vicar writes an occasional letter with news of events on his View from the Rectory page here.
You cannot 'put money in the collection' online like in church, but if you would like to make a donation, then please go here and select the parish you wish to help. We will appreciate your help especially at this time when we cannot easily hold large gatherings and other events.
Churches in Benefice
Old Buckenham: All Saints
Old Buckenham church, with its thatched church and octagonal Saxon tower, is very much part of the village. The congregation is involved in many village societies and organisations, and likes to socialise after the Sunday service in the Church Rooms next to the church. For more about local life and events, see the Old Buckenham Blogspot here.
Eccles: St Mary The Virgin
St. Mary's Church, Eccles has a small congregation living locally who welcome any newcomers warmly. They join with Quidenham congregation each week, worshiping together in each other's churches week by week.
Quidenham: St Andrew
St. Andrew's has a small congregation living locally who welcome any newcomers warmly. They join with Eccles congregation each week, worshiping together in each other's churches week by week.
Wilby: All Saints
All Saint's Wilby meets for worship on the 3rd Sunday of each month, joined by the congregations of Eccles and Quidenham. We enjoy the old traditional language for our service, but use comfortable upholstered chairs in a carpeted chancel, rather than the hard box pews in the nave.
Sadly, during the current restrictions on services during third lockdown, Wilby is open only for private prayer. However, a Zoom Service is held at 10am each Sunday on the following link:
(Meeting ID: 814 7484 2343)
The parish of Wilby: All Saints is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Norwich’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
Banham: St Mary the Virgin
St. Mary's is known for it's Friday Youth Cafe, Saturday cafes and film nights and it's small but active congregation gives everyone a warm welcome. Banham is known for its zoo at the other end of the village - if you come for that, our beautiful church is not far away through the village by the village green so come and see!
New Buckenham: St Martin
St. Martin's Church is an inspiring building in the heart of an old Norman village which is nearly all still within it's original boundaries, surrounded by 'the great ditch', next to the remains of the castle. The small faithful congregation of the church does all it can to welcome and support those who come.