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Prince Philip 1921 -2021
The Hacheston tenor bell was tolled 99 times on April 17th ahead of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's funeral.
We aim to be a welcoming place, growing in God and serving our local community. Outside things are constantly changing, but inside our wonderful C12 church building, the strength of our commitment remains as firm as ever. Please explore the website which explains a little about the church community and our glorious building. Better still come and meet us. We are part of a group of churches and the prayer below is one we are using as we seek to grow together as Christian communities and outwards in our service to God and to our villages.
From January 6th the Government declared a 3rd National Lockdown to try to halt the rapid spread of Covid-19 and especially the new variant(s) of it. In a Press Briefing, the Prime Minister stated that "unlike the November national restrictions, Communal worship can continue to take place". This meant that services in church could continue as the Government had accepted that churches have risk management policies in place, though with some restrictions. From July 19th, the Government gradually removed most Covid restrictions including allowing singing again and those relating to weddings and funerals. Hacheston church is now open again each day.
In the case of the Orebeck Benifice, from September onwards services will be held in at least one of its churches each Sunday. The 9.30am Zoom service on Sundays will continue for the 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month. Information on services and the links for the Zoom service can be found on the Services page.
If you need to speak to someone about weddings, christenings or funerals, please use the Contact Us page and contact the Revd Canon Graham Hedger or one of the churchwardens.
Orebec Benefice Prayer
Open our hearts to your love, Father God, as we journey with you;
Renew us each day, as we dwell in your presence.
Encourage us when we feel downtrodden,
Bring us comfort when we are sad.
Enliven us so that we may always be ready to serve You, and
Care for others in the strength of God’s love.
Kindle, we pray, all that works towards the coming of your kingdom.
The Rev'd Canon Graham Hedger
Priest in Charge of the Orebeck Benefice
(Brandeston, Campsea Ashe, Easton, Hacheston, Kettleburgh, Marlesford and Parham)
30th August 2021