The Parish of Redenhall with Harleston and Wortwell has two parish churches, namely St. Mary’s Redenhall and St. John’s Harleston. The Parochial Church
Council (PCC) has voted overwhelmingly to request that St. Mary’s church become redundant as a Parish Church. This decision was passed by an overwhelming
majority (but with great reluctance). This would leave our parish with one rather than two parish churches, that of St. John’s in Harleston.
This difficult decision was prompted by a realisation by the PCC and the Friends of St. Mary’s that they are unable to provide the money needed to maintain and
repair this beautiful historic building. We now are entering a time of searching for possible alternative custodians of St. Mary’s. We are hoping that in the process that follows we will be able to find an organisation to take on the care of this much-loved building and local landmark, to ensure its future for many years to come. We are also hoping that we will be able to make arrangements with any future custodian to keep the building available for use by the community, including for funerals and weddings, bell ringing and the Christmas Carols by Candlelight service.
This process is likely to take many months and only after we have done this will the future of St. Mary’s be finally decided.
There will be a public meeting to explore the future of St. Mary’s on Wednesday 20th March at 7pm in St. Mary’s church. All are welcome.
Sun 24 Feb 11.00 am Morning Prayer (CW)
Sun 3 Mar 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
Sun 10 Mar No service We join with Wortwell Chapel
Sun 17 Mar 4.00pm Compline
Sun 24 Mar 4.00 pm Compline
Sun 31 Mar Mothering Sunday 11.00am Morning Prayer (BCP)
Sun 7 Apr 9.30am Holy Communion (CW)
Sun 14 Apr Palm Sunday No service We join with Wortwell Chapel
Wed 17 Apr Holy Wednesday 6.30pm Evening Devotions
Fri 19 Apr Good Friday 12 noon Devotional Half Hour
Sun 21 Apr Easter Day 9.30am Holy Communion (CW)
Sun 28 Apr No Service Benefice Service, Brockdish 10.30am