Rushford Church

St John the Evangelist

The Church is available for private prayer – please contact the Churchwarden for access

(01842 753634 or [email protected])

In view of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, there are some additional measures to protect worshippers in the church.  Please wear a face covering, enter by the main door, clean your hands with the cleanser provided, sign in and proceed directly to your allocated seat.  On departure, please leave directly and  take your belongings with you.

Our next Service 0n 7 February 2021 at 0900 –

Holy Communion (second Sunday before Lent (Candlemass)

will be held virtually by Zoom

Please contact the Churchwarden for a Zoom invitation if you would like to join us


  • Discussion on Benefice reorganisation continues and, on 12 Jun, the PCC formally stated its intent to remain rural and join the new enlarged group. Failing that the church to remain a standalone parish.  The next stage has now started following a letter from the Mission and Pastoral Secretary setting out a “Dissolution Draft” ans as expected, there is a proposal for new large benefice broadly combining the Guiltcross and Harling Groups, without Kenninghall (moving to the Quidenham Group) but with Wretham; Rushford would become a standalone Benefice and the Thetford Team Ministry of Croxton, Kilverstone and Thetford remains.  The PCC has met with Representatives of with the Diocese to discuss the situation on 14 December and further information will be published when known.

Brettenham Church

Church is currently closed and no services are planned for the moment.

Kilverstone Church

St Andrews

St Andrew’s usually has a communion/ morning service at 9 am on the third Sunday in the month.

Contact numbers for access to the church at other times are displayed on the church doorway.

Latest News

10th November 2020


I am contacting all Town and Parish Councils across Breckland to seek your help in encouraging your community to take part in Census 2021.

Please visit The Census 2021 website which has comprehensive Census information.

There are also part time temporary LOCAL JOBS available at

Taking part in the census is so important, as it gathers essential information that’s used for things that affect your community.

Public bodies use census information to help plan and fund services like housing, education and healthcare. Charities and businesses also use it to inform their work.

If you need help to promote the census, visit our Downloadable resources page. Here, we’ll provide resources that you can use in your community. There’ll be a range of materials from leaflets and posters to content for newsletters and social media posts.

Keep checking the page regularly, as we’ll add more as the census gets closer.

If you feel a presentation may be helpful or you have any Census related questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Paul Walmsley

Census Engagement Manager,

Office for National Statistics


+44 (0)7452 942306

paul.walmsley45[email protected] 


Norfolk Constabulary