Reepham & Wensum Valley Team Churches - at the Heart of the Community

Alderford with Attlebridge

The parishes of Attlebridge and Alderford have been united as one parish since 1688.

Alderford

The tiny church of St John the Baptist in Alderford was built in the early 14th Century and is grade I listed. It only has one bell, used to announce services, and boasts a fifteenth century Sacramental Font. (The seven sacraments are Baptism, The Eucharist, Confirmation, Penance, Marriage, Ordination and Extreme Unction.) There is a total population of 35.

Attlebridge

The church of St Andrew in Attlebridge commands and impressive position on top of a small (probably man made) hill. It is a 13th century, grade I building with four bells. Attlebridge has a population of 135.

The gateway leading to St John the Baptist Church, Alderford
St Andrew's Church, Attlebridge

Due to Covid-19 and measures to stem the spread of the virus many of our church buildings remain closed. St John the Baptist, Alderford and St Andrew’s, Attlebridge remain closed at this time. We will update this page when the churches are reopened for private prayer and public worship. In the meantime, please join us in worship online at our virtual church.

Upcoming Services, Events & Activities

Mon 10

Private Prayer: Attlebridge

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 13

Private Prayer: Attlebridge

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 16

Holy Communion

August 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mon 17

Private Prayer: Attlebridge

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 20

Private Prayer: Attlebridge

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our church buildings in the Reepham and Wensum Valley Benefice are as individual as the people who have worshipped in them for hundreds of years. They each hold many interesting social and historical artefacts as well as providing spaces for peace, worship and celebration for the communities they serve today. Below are links to The Norfolk Churches website which will provide you with a taster of what you may find when you visit us.

Click here for Simon Knott’s report on St John the Baptist, Alderford on the Norfolk Churches website.

Click here for Simon Knott’s report on St Andrew’s, Attlebridge on the Norfolk Churches website.

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Contacts

Church Warden:               Virginia Furness        01603 860786        v.furness786@btinternet.com

PCC Secretary:                   Virginia Furness        01603 860786        v.furness786@btinternet.com

PCC Treasurer:                  Alison Ridley              01603 866487        m.c.ridley@totalise.co.uk

Safeguarding Officer:     Helen Rutterford       01603 880261        lesterd@pobroadband.co.uk