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We are delighted to tell you that after an interview in March,  Bishop Jane has invited the Revd Vanessa Layfield to be our next Rector (House for Duty) in the Wayland benefice and Vanessa has accepted.  

Please pray for Vanessa and her husband, Jonathan,  as they say their ‘goodbyes’ in her present benefice and prepare to move into the diocese.

It is customary for the Bishop of Norwich to Induct new priests when they are new to the diocese and Archdeacon Catherine will Install her. The service for Vanessa will be at 7.00pm at Caston Church on Thursday 4thJuly 2024 to which you are all invited.


As a group of eight very different people, your churchwardens have come to know each other very well over the last 8 years.  We have learnt to support each other and work together during the vacancy.  We will always be indebted to Father Bob for creating our united worship and to Adrian (& Marian) Bell for stepping in when Bob retired.  They have all supported us over many years, and Adrian has never stopped being part of our community, even after he retired as our interim parish priest.  We will miss Adrian’s sense of fun and mischief but also his serious side when he has supported & comforted anyone in need.

Apart from Adrian, we have been lucky to have had the support of Bob Baker, Neil Crawford-Jones, Adam Poole and David Sixsmith who have taken occasional services for us while we have been in vacancy.  It has been interesting to have different preachers each week and to learn from their different life experiences.  We will miss them all, but we will not miss the occasional panic trying to find someone to take a service for us at the last minute.


Other contact details are:


Katharine Wolstenholme  01953,483.318


Henry Hardiment  01953.488.911

Key Holder:

The church us usually open from about 9am to dusk, but if the church is locked please ring one of our keyholders:

Katharine Wolstenholme  01953,483.318

Henry Hardiment  01953.488.911


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If you would like more information about the renovations or would like to discus making a donation then please write to The Treasurer St Martin's Church, c/o College Farm, Thompson, Thetford IP24 1QG, get in touch by phone on 01953 483.318 or fill in the form below.

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