Irstead: St Michael's
St Michael's is a Broadland church of character and great charm situated in the hamlet of Irstead,150m from public moorings on the River Ant just below Barton Broad on the Norfolk Broads.
We are a small congregation and would in the past have looked forward to welcoming you to usual our regular Eucharist service on a Sunday morning with coffee and fellowship after, though sadly this has not been possible since March 2020.
Services With the easing of Government restrictions, services are now able to resume across the Benefice. A said Holy Communion Service will now take place at Irsted Church on a Wednesday morning at 10am. Our recorded services will continue to be broadcast every Sunday morning
and we hope you can join our Rector, David Smith and members of the community for our weekly Morning Worship Service which can be found on the Sunday Worship Resources 2021 page.
All recorded services for 2020 since 25th March 2020 can be found on the Sunday Worship Resources 2020 page.
Church Open We are pleased that the Church is now open for private prayer every Wednesday from 10am - 1pm and Saturday from 1-5pm. A hand sanitizing facility is provided at the church with a request to continue to observe social distancing guidelines.
During this time of the pandemic when church services are limited we are missing much needed revenue from our regular collections. Any donation that you are able to give will most gratefully recieved. It is now possible to make a donation online directly to St MIchael's Church through the Norwich Diocesan website. More details can be found on our News Page.
For any further information please contact Claire Penstone-Smith on 01692 630580 or look at NIB our Parish Magazine for local contacts for help and support. The current issue is available by clicking on the link at the side. Thank you.
Safeguarding Statement "The parish of Irstead: St Michael 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."