• Welcome to Stalham Benefice


    Welcome to the website of the churches of Stalham, Sutton, Ingham, East Ruston and Brunstead. Whether you live in one of the parishes, are coming to visit or just browsing, we hope you enjoy looking around. On this site you will find information about our services, churches, groups and events. Do please contact us if we can help at all, and if you are thinking of joining us for a service or event, be assured of a very warm welcome.
    Rev Canon Simon Lawrence

    Following the sad news of the death of Prince Philip, we join people around the world praying for Her Majesty the Queen and all members of the Royal Family as they mourn. May God bring them comfort. 

    God of our lives, we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
    for his love of our country, and for his devotion to duty.
    We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
    through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.

    Our churches are open during the day and there will be the opportunity to light a candle and spend a little while giving thanks for the life of Prince Philip and praying for the Queen and the Royal Family should you wish to.

    Due to Covid restrictions, messages of condolence should be left online - you can follow this link to the Church of England online book of condolence: Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Philip | The Church of England


    Our streamed service this Sunday will be Holy Communion from St Mary's Stalham at 10.30am. The service sheet can be found here and you can access the service via our Facebook page here, or later on YouTube here


    For the latest
    news have a look 
    at our weekly Pews News - now
    and better to keep us all
    in touch during the Coronavirus pandemic.



    Service sheet:
    Here you'll find all
    you need to take
    part in this Sunday's livestreamed service.
    The full text of the readings, reflection and prayers can be found in the Pews News.

    Our Churches

    Brunstead Church    East Ruston Church   
    St Peter's Brunstead   St Mary's East Ruston   Holy Trinity Ingham
    Stalham Church    Sutton Church
    St Mary's Stalham   St Michael's Sutton


  • Update concerning COVID-19

    We are glad to say that due to the steady decline in cases in our area, services are now being held in church again each week.
    Service times are
    9.15am at Ingham
    9.15am at Sutton
    10.30am at Stalham.

    Our church buildings remain open for private prayer during the day. If you would like to visit one of the churches at a time when it is not open, please contact a churchwarden.

    A service continues to be live streamed each week (see main part of homepage for details).

    We are continuing to support those who are still wary of going out. Please follow this link for more information, along with the latest guidance on weddings and funerals.

    If you need to talk, please don't hesitate to ring one of the numbers on our contact page.

    Every Blessing, Simon