Following guidance from the Church of England we are approaching the lifting of Covid restrictions on July 19th with caution in all our Benefice churches.
In our services and concerts, we will restore the roped off pews but will still be encouraging everyone to keep 1m social distance where possible.
We will still be asking everyone to wear masks for the time being.
The best news is that we are allowed to sing! But to stay safe we will only sing carefully whilst wearing masks.
Our primary aim is for everyone to be safe and feel safe.
As a church community across the Benefice, we endeavour to:- Be an inclusive church which celebrates human diversity and welcomes all.
- Create a space where people can grow in their Christian faith and discover more of the love of God and of the sacred in life, through prayer and worship.
- Can question and explore together, in our joys and struggles, and support one another through mutual care and hospitality.
- Be alert to the needs of our local community and the wider world, and committed to solidarity with those who are marginalised.
- Celebrate life in all its fullness and care for creation.
Wiveton has a wonderful legacy of being a vibrant heart of the community. Its renowned all age services on Christmas Morning and Easter Day attract families from far and wide and the church is similarly packed for the Carol Service traditionally led by the Iceni Choir.
Many social and community events are organised in collaboration with Friends of Wiveton Church.
Wiveton is the only church in the Benefice with bells. There are 6 bells in the tower – the largest bell weighing just over 11 hundredweight (just over half a ton).
The bells were all cast by William Dobson in 1809 and are hung in a timber frame. This makes the bells a little challenging to ring at times, especially in the cold weather, but the rewarding beautiful sound makes it well worth the effort!
They are rung from the ground floor of the tower so if you visit when the “Holt & Wiveton Bellringers” are in action, you’ll be able to witness and hear the wonderful effect! The bells are rung usually once a month and for festivals and special occasions.