The Revd. Nigel Tuffnell

Updated on Friday 3rd April 2020, 10.25

Still Worshipping Together! Over 160 of you joined together for the Virtual Communion Service yesterday (still available, see link below). The coronavirus may have closed our church buildings but it has not stopped us coming together in worship. God bless and keep safe, Nigel.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Please check here regularly for the latest guidance and support. 

If you have any questions or further concerns regarding these measures please contact Revd. Nigel Tuffnell ( – 01379 308905).

Churches Closed except for Foodbank distribution

Foodbank: Food can be collected from St. John's on Tuesday 14.00 - 14.45 and Friday 15.00 - 15.45. If you need help from Foodbank, or would like to help, you can contact Waveney Foodbank here: Journeys to collect food are considered essential journeys: more details here

Wanting to Help or Needing Help: Nigel is keeping a list of those offering practical help so please contact him if you want to be added to that list, or if you know of someone needing support.

Worship and Prayer: 

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples, "I am with you always."

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
(From St Patrick’s Breastplate)

Sunday Communion: A short service of Holy Communion will be posted each Sunday at 8am. This will be led by one of the Ministry Team and can be viewed at any time via Nigel's Blog.  To access the Blog just go to .

Wednesday Compline Service: A service of Compline (Night Prayer) will be posted each Wednesday at 5pm. This will be led by one of the Ministry Team and can be viewed at any time via Nigel's Blog. To access the Blog just go to .

Services recorded by Bishop Graham are being posted on the diocesan website:

Services from the national Church are being posted here:

For Daily Prayer please use either the daily prayer offered by Church of England or by the Northumbria Community

Prayers for this Crisis:  A selection of prayers

Diocesan Prayer Calendar for April: Prayer Calendar

Some Worship is hosted by the BBC:

BCC TV: Songs of Praise (BBC1 13.15)

BBC Radio 4: Prayer for the Day (05.43), Daily Service (09.45, LW only) and Sunday Worship (8.10)

BBC Radio Norfolk: Sunday Church Service led by Justin Welby (part of morning religious affairs programme starting 06.00)

Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals

Weddings: As of Monday 23rd March weddings may not take place until further notice. 

Baptisms: As of Monday 23rd March Baptisms may not take place in Church until further notice. Emergency Baptisms are still permitted, call Nigel for details.

Funerals: Funerals  can  only  happen  at  the  Crematorium  or  at  the  graveside.  Only  immediate family  members  can  attend  (if  the  crematorium  allows) – that  is,  spouse  or  partner, parents and children, keeping their distance in the prescribed way.

Unable to Attend a Funeral: If you are unable to attend a funeral, there is a short service of reflection for you to use at home. You may not be able to be there physically but you can join together in the Spirit. The reflections can be downloaded here: Reflections

Burials: The burial of cremated remains attended by a minister is suspended. The burial of the dead may continue, attended by close family only.

Wanting to Help: I am keeping a list of those offering practical help so please contact me if you want to be added to that list. A card that may be used to put through your neighbour's door, letting them know that you are available to help my be downloaded here: Help Card. A supply will be available in the porch of each of our churches. 

The measures in place in this benefice are set out in full in the Coronavirus Plan that may be downloaded here:

Benefice Coronavirus (COVID-19) Plan (24th March 2020)

Posters: Catch-bin-kill  Hand washing Hand gel

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The Revd. Tim Rogers is to be the next Rector of Yoxmere I am delighted to announce that The Revd. Tim Rogers is to be the next Rector of Yoxmere in Suffolk. Tim, Sarah and their family have become very much a part of our benefice and they will be greatly missed. At the same time this appointment marks an exciting new chapter in their lives, and service to God. I wish them every blessing, Nigel. Announcement from The Bishop of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich The Right Revd Martin Seeley, the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, is delighted to announce that the next Rector of Yoxmere will be The Revd Tim Rogers. Tim is presently Assistant Curate in the benefice of Redenhall and Scole in the Norwich Diocese. This is subject to the completion of legal formalities and when those matters have been completed we will be able to announce a date for Tim’s Institution and Induction service. Please pray for Tim, his wife Sarah and their children as they prepare for their move. A Message from Tim Sarah and the children and I are enormously grateful for the love and friendship we have received from across the benefice over the last three and a half years and more, and for the chance to serve such lovely people in such a lovely part of the world. We’re not gone quite yet, of course, but we will leave with great memories, and hopes to sneak back every now and then! Most of all, I am grateful for Nigel’s guidance, patience, leadership, example and prayer throughout my curacy. All blessings, Tim. Tim Rogers

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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 all who are finding life hard through our Pastoral Care Scheme and Foodbank. We also help our community further afield through our support of The Matthew Project, 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 for Scole and Redenhall: Mrs Helen Orford

C/0 Revd Nigel Tuffnell, 10 Swan Lane, Harleston, Norfolk. IP20 9AN
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm

Telephone: 01379 851148

Helen will then get in touch with the Revd Nigel Tuffnell or one of the other clergy to see you about the service and other arrangements. If urgent at other times please contact the Revd Nigel Tuffnell direct.

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


Meet reguraly at Harleston and at Scole. Also we 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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