Welcome to The Burnhams Benefice
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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.
ALL SOULS DAY 2017 - THURSDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 6.30pm
As has become our custom, we will hold a short service in All Saints', Sutton cum Ulph (opposite The Nelson, Burnham Market), for the commemoration of anyone we want to remember, whose lives here with us on earth have ended, for whom we pray to God that (in the words of Julian of Norwich) "all manner of things shall be well."
People who have been bereaved in the last year can find this a particularly useful time to give thanks to God for their loved ones who have died; everyone, however, is most welcome to come, should you need to stop and pause and remember the life that someone has shared with you. The service does not require a great deal of active participation by those attending - eg, there are no hymns, just contemplative music. There is nonetheless an opportunity to light a candle (which we supply) and place it in the sanctuary as a symbol of the Divine spark we all have returning to God. Names of the deceased are read out loud in memoriam from a list you can find near the church entrance, should you wish to add someone to it.
Even if you can't you can't get there in person, the rector will be only too glad to have details of anyone you want remembered either by candle, name, or both; please feel free to leave a message on 01328 738317.
Rector since December 2009
Came to Norfolk from Royal Naval Chaplaincy, prior to which he was a vicar in Devon.
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!
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