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 last parish priest Canon Stuart Nairn has recently retired after serving us for 33 years. He moved to Narborough in November 1988 and took on the added responsibility of the Acres in 1997. We are currently in vacancy and our SSM priest Fr Richard Howells is caring for us. He may be contacted on 01760 338562 or 01760 755129. 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"
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 Churches 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.
FACE BOOK - in the wake of the Coronavirus we have opened a facebook page Nar Valley Group of Parishes. We are endeavouring to post helpful times of prayer and thoughts for the day.
"Individuals who wish to make representations about safeguarding can make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (email:firstname.lastname@example.org or 01603 882345). However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC is also available."
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