Welcome to The Burnhams Benefice

Thank you for visiting our site

We hope that it will be of use in helping you find out what the Church is up to here in Nelson's home parishes. However, what we really hope for is to get to know you in person. We worship together in a relaxed and, hopefully, meaningful style, both contemporary (Common Worship) and traditional (Book of Common Prayer). A friendly welcome awaits you here, regardless of your tradition or simply if you’re just curious.



Sunday services are usually held at:

8am - Holy Communion

10:30am - Holy Communion (most weeks)

6:30pm - Evensong (BCP)

Sunday services take place at a different church each week. Please check the rota!

Wednesday 9:30am - BCP Holy Communion @ All Saints', Sutton, Burnham Market

all news

Latest news


8 November 2017

All change in the rectory, that is.  The current rector, Graham Hitchins, will be retiring in early January.  There will be interim arrangements for baptisms and funerals; any weddings currently in the benefice diary will be coordinated by a churchwarden of the relevant parish.  The rural dean of the Burnham and Walsingham Deanery, and archdeacon of Lynn will respectively have direct and general oversight of the Benefice.  A new rector will be appointed in due course, after consultations, evaluation, and selection procedures.

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Who's who?

Graham Hitchins

Graham Hitchins

Rector since December 2009

Came to Norfolk from Royal Naval Chaplaincy, prior to which he was a vicar in Devon.

Read this month's letter from Graham.

David Crombie

David Crombie

The Reader (Lay Minister)

Moved to Norfolk to fulfil an ambition to run a bookshop after a career as a solicitor. Now does so much more!

Prayer of the day

Read the Church of England's prayer of the day for morning, evening and night:


Our churches

Learn about our five churches

The Burnhams Benefice churches are found across Burnham Market, Thorpe and Overy.

Click here to learn more about them

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