The Revd. Canon Nigel Tuffnell

Welcome to the 7churches Website!

This is the home of the 7churches that make up the Benefice of Redenhall with Scole. Moving up the Waveney Valley these are: St. Mary's Redenhall, St. John's Harleston, St. Peter's Needham, St. Peter & St. Paul Brockdish, All Saints Thorpe Abbotts, St. Leonard's Billingford and                  St. Andrew's Scole.

Links to what is happening in each of our churches can be found under our "WHO WE ARE" header at the top of every page of this website; Or just click on the name of the church that you want in the list above.

If you don't find what you need, please contact me or one of the ministry team. You will find our details here: Contact Details

To support the churches listed here, just click on the name of the church that you want to support. If the church you want is not listed, please contact Nigel ( for the bank details.

  1. St. John's Harleston
  2. St. Mary's Redenhall
  3. All Saints' Thorpe Abbotts 
Announcement on the Re-Opening of Churches The Government has announced that church buildings may re-open for worship from Saturday 4th July. However, as Covid 19 has not gone away there will be limitations on church opening for some time to come. Whenever one of the 7churches is open strict safety measures will be in place. Online services will be continuing.

Church Services this Week (Please remember to bring your Face Mask to church!)

Details on the Services page of our website:

Online Worship
Links to our Online Worship are available here with more information here

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals                                                                                                  These can now take place but numbers will be limited to a maximum of 30 people. Music can be played but singing in church is not yet permitted.

The Foodbank at St. John’s Harleston has remained open throughout this crisis (Tuesday 14.00-14.45 and Friday 15.00-15.45). For more information see the Community Page of this website.

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Harvest festival collection

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Be still Retreat

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Come just as you are retreat

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Advent retreat

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Learning to put Jesus first

Sharing love & Good News

In our 7 churches we seek to deepen our faith, individually and together, including through our Weekly Worship, Children's Work, Mothers' Union, Prayer and House Groups. To ensure our young people get the very best start in life we do all that we can to support our schools. Being part of a wider community we support and promote our local businesses and community organisations. Generosity is central to our faith so we seek to help wherever we can including through our support of Foodbank. We also help our community further afield through our support of Christian Aid, Compassion and other agencies in this country and around the world.


Initial enquiries about Weddings, Baptisms, and Funerals should be made to the
Benefice Administrator: Helen Orford
St John's Church, Broad Street, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9AZ 
Monday to Friday 9.15am to 1.00pm
Telephone: 01379 851148

In the case of urgent Pastoral or Confidential needs or in the case of someone dying, please get in touch with one of the clergy who are on call 24/7
See Ministers


Concerns about a child or vulnerable adult? Contact the Benefice Safeguarding Officer. 

Is the person at risk of immediate harm? Phone the police on 999 immediately.

Benefice Safeguarding Officer: The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell  01379 308905 or 07443 937050

Benefice Safeguarding Policy

More Information and Advice


For details of our worship services please see our Services page.


When Covid-19 restrictions are lifted we will meet regularly at Harleston and at Scole. Also we will have a variety of  Home Study Groups and Lent Groups.   

Please contact the Rector for groups in your area.

The Benefice of Redenhall with Scole: 7 Church of England churches that serve Billingford, Brockdish, Harleston, Needham, Redenhall, Scole, Thorpe Abbotts, and Wortwell.



Tel: 01379 851148

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