Church News

January 2021

East Winch Church and the Middlewinch Benefice.

Very sadly, all churches are shut for worship, though East Winch and North Runcton will be
open for private prayer every Wednesday from 10-12. An informal recorded service including
material for children will appear on YouTube twice a month. The next one will be on 14th February. Find it under Middlewinch Worship Services.
We are attempting to put on a more formal service by zoom for the Benefice.

Please would anyone who wishes to be emailed about this contact
Rev. Riaz.     Telephone: 01553 841519.

Sunday Worship

With the permission of the Bishop of Norwich, and effective from 27th. December, all church services in the Middlewinch Benefice have been suspended until further notice.

This decision has been brought about by the spread of the Covid virus and the placing of Norfolk into Tier 4.
The Benefice will provide on-line, pre recorded, services.


A Memorial for the dead.

Many people have lost people they loved during lockdown, whether they have died from Coronavirus or other causes. When a funeral has been attended by almost no-one, there has been no wake, there may have been no last goodbye, the death seems sadder than ever to
many people.
It has been suggested that a temporary quiet space could be made in the churchyard where people could leave a message, or bring an art work or similar to remember their loved one.

What form should this take? Suggestions include a garden, ribbons on a tree, or a fountain. If you have any ideas, please send them to

Amanda Hart (  or
Nell Steele (


Church Opening hours

During the the winter the church is not routinely open to visitors - apart of course for services. However, it may be opened on request to those wishing to visit.
If you would like to go in, please phone Wendy (842281), Janet (840510) or Colin (841208).

If you have any views about when the church is open or not, please let Nell know. (840814).

Details of forthcoming Church services may be seen here