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

Covid-19 Response

Details of our response to Covid-19 can be found here:

Support for Ukraine

 At the benefice meeting on 16th March 2022, in support of Ukraine, we agreed to follow the Church of England toolkit (see link below). 

The Church of England Toolkit can be downloaded here:

God bless,

God of the nations,
whose sovereign rule
brings justice and peace,
have mercy on our broken
and divided world.
Shed abroad your peace
in the hearts of all
and banish from them
the spirit that makes for war,
that all races and peoples
may learn to live
as members of one family
and in obedience to your law.

Let there be peace in Ukraine.
We pray this through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent 2022

This year our Lent Groups will be exploring prayer. To find our more or to download the booklet visit the Courses and Groups page on this website.


Details of our response to Safeguarding in this benefice can be found here:

Parish Donations

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. Leonard's Billingford
  2. St. John's Harleston
  3. St. Mary's Redenhall
  4. All Saints' Thorpe Abbotts 
You can also donate via the Diocese of Norwich website where donations will go straight to the work of the diocese. You can identify your parish and that parish will have your donation credited towards its parish share.
To give via the Diocese of Norwich website visit:

Online Worship
Even though our church buildings have reopened for Sunday worship we will continue to post our online worship here: with more information here

The Foodbank at St. John’s Harleston has remained open throughout this crisis (Tuesday 13.30-15.00 ). For more information see the Community Page of this website.


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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.

Each parish church has its own Safeguarding Officer please see our Safeguarding Page for details:


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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