Closure of All Saints' Waterden during restoration work
A major restoration project is starting at Waterden on 2 January 2019 and will continue through until the summer. During these works, the church will be completely closed to visitors.
In anticipation of the successful completion of the project, the Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn, has agreed to Rededicate the church at a Festal Evensong on Sunday 18 August at 3.00pm.
Following the Rededication the church will reopen to visitors and the normal pattern of sevices will resume with:
Harvest Festival Sunday - 15 September 6.00pm
Patronal Festival: Holy Communion (CW) - Friday 1 November
Service of Lessons and Carols - Christmas Eve 4.00pm
All Saints' Waterden is a chapel of ease in the Parish of South Creake. The village of Waterden, that the church once served, disappeared hundreds of years ago and All Saints' stands alone right out in the fields accompanied only by its Victorian Old Rectory (a rather larger building than the church itself). To help you find the church, there's a map at the bottom of this page.
There is no electricity so, with the exception of the Christmas Eve Carol Service which is candlelit and the daytime Patronal Festival, services are held there in the summer months only.
How to find All Saints' Waterden
The church is 100 yards off Waterden Lane down a grass track partly hidden by trees. It can be accessed either from the B1105 Fakenham - Wells road or from the B1355 Fakenham - Burnham Market road. Parking is on verge in the lane. The Old Rectory is easily visible from the lane so, if you can see that, you are close.