Welcome to The Roughton Benefice website
The Roughton Benefice is a group of 6 congregations with 7 churches just south of Cromer in Norfolk within the Diocese of Norwich. Our churches are open every day of the year. Click on any picture above to get to the relevant church.
But church is not just about buildings, beautiful as they are. They bear witness to generations of worship, prayer and service to God and our communities. The real essence of church is people.
It is also about how we relate to God as we walk through life. To find out more about the Christian life, please go to the “Let’s walk together” page. Here you will find more about including Baptisms, Confirmations, Weddings and Funerals.
To help you find your way around this website, we have included a page called “Site Map”. There is also a “Search” box to find any phrase or word you may wish to find.
From time to time churches undertake building projects, either for reasons of necessity or choice to make the buildings more suitable for the coming years. In the Roughton Benefice we have had three churches undertake such projects this year. The first two have been at Sustead and Felbrigg. Felbrigg have undertaken a multi-phase programme, with work being undertaken to replace the west window, to bring in water and to upgrade the roadway across the field from the hall car-park.
Sustead have completed their work, the replacement of the chancel roof. Felbrigg have completed these three phases.
The third church with such projects is at St Mary’s Church, Roughton where we are planning to install water, a kitchen and toilets.
Roughton are still working on their project. Please see the relevant church pages and the “For Your Diary” page to see how your visit to any of our churches might be affected. We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause, but one emphasis is to get water to our buildings. That will in turn permit the installation of toilets.
We are now at the stage of digging a trench across part of the Roughton churchyard for the pipe to carry the water to the church. It does mean restriction of access across part of the churchyard. Please see the Roughton Building Project page for more details.
We have some Great News. The projects at Sustead and Felbrigg are now completed and the churches back to normal usage!
Revd Janet Frymann
Rector, Roughton Benefice