Benefice News

Reorganisation of church services.

From June, there will be fewer services in this group of churches (East Winch, Middleton, North
Runcton and West Winch.) This decision has been taken because the 3 people who aren’t
priests but can take services are either moving away, or are prevented by work commitments.
Meanwhile, Rev’d Riaz has many weddings, baptisms and funerals to conduct during the week,
that he is overworked. Rev’d Heather Berry, the retired priest who has been taking many
services, has been working for these parishes much harder than she had expected, and is
heavily committed elsewhere too.


Each Sunday, there will be one service across the group, and, as it’s obligatory to have Holy
Communion somewhere in our parishes each week, all of them will be Holy Communion.

East Winch’s service will be on the first Sunday at 10.30: West Winch on the 2nd Sunday at 10am:
Middleton the 3rd Sunday at 10.30am: and North Runcton also at 10.30 on the 4th Sunday.

East Winch’s service on 5th June will be the Jubilee Service!

Occasionally, there will be other services as well: on 26th June an evening service at West Bilney and on 10th July the North Runcton Flower Festival service at 6.30. Both very enjoyable
for different reasons.


Services planned for May, June and July are listed here