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.
The period during which there is no rector for the benefice is called a vacancy. During this time a search and selection procedure takes place; the length of this period is enormously variable but a national average is about 6-9 months. During this time initial enquiries can be directed through the churchwardens (see the Contacts link, above) or our Lay Minister David Crombie. Bear in mind, however, that David is retired and currently has significant demands on his time in other areas, so do not expect him to be an unpaid benefice administrator!
A vacancy can be quite an exciting time for a worshipping community, when Anglican Christians can know the reality of St Peter's notion of the "priesthood of all believers" and look to a future which progresses the mission of the Church in this place. Do feel that we can all be part of this.
Following the retirement of the previous rector, this benefice is currently in vacancy.
Please contact the Diocese of Norwich if you have an enquiry regarding this appointment.
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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