The Nar Valley Group of Parishes sits just west of the town of Swaffham in Norfolk and comprises the parishes of Castle Acre, Narborough, Narford, Newton by Castle Acre, Pentney, South Acre and West Acre.
We were brought together as a Group of Parishes in February 1997.
Our task is to offer worship to God, love to his people and a fellowship where all may feel secure as part of the ministry of the Church of England to the whole nation.
Our parish priest is Canon Stuart Nairn who moved to Narborough in November 1988 and took on the added responsibility of the Acres in 1997. He is also Rural Dean of Breckland and may be contacted on 01760 338562/01760 338552. We have two church schools at Narborough and Castle Acre which form part of the Nar Valley Federation of Church Schools which also includes the Church school in the village of Sporle. We produce a monthly magazine entitled "The Nar Valley News"
Our Group of Parishes has links with the Church in Jerusalem through the ministry of the late Very Revd Michael Sellors, formerly Dean of Jerusalem.
In addition we are linked through the Porvoo Fellowship to the Lutheran Church of Norway in Birkenes. Our priests and pastors have exchanged pulpits and members of the Norwegian Church and our own Group of Churhces have visited each other.We hope to further strengthen this link in the Future.
The Nar Valley Group is active in supporting the Diocesan link Province of Papua New Guinea and in addition in Lent raises support for the USPG Hospital in Mantsanyane, Lesotho.