St. Peter’s Church services and events

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St. Peter’s Church is a festival church

The focus, from a worship point of view, is on the festivals of the church’s year. Our church year is based around the following services:  Good Friday Walk of Witness; Rogation Service; Patronal Service; Harvest Festival; Remembrance Sunday; Advent Carol Service.

Services and events in 2021

Whilst 2021 has begun in “lock-down”,  we can now enjoy in-person worship subject to restrictions.

COVID measures will be maintained for the foreseeable future. We ask that you continue to wear face coverings and observe social distancing. Hand gel will be available at the entrance. 

Norfolk Churches Trust “Bike, ride, walk” – Saturday 11th September 9am-3pm

penny farthingOur church will be open from 9am – 3pm to welcome visitors taking part in Norfolk Churches Trust “Bike, ride, walk” which raises funds towards saving Norfolk’s churches. Find out more about sponsorship or making donations on the webpages for  Norfolk Churches Trust bike-ride-walk

Our Team Vicar, Rev Andrew Whitehead, will be heading out on his bike on the 11th September to visit as many churches as he can as part of the Norfolk Churches Trust Sponsored Bike Ride. If you’d like to sponsor him, anything you can offer will be shared between the Norfolk Churches Trust and Cawston Parish Church – just follow the link to give.

Harvest Festival 2021 – Saturday Sept 25th 9am-3pm

Everyone is welcome to join our “Making Hay” event, when the community will come together to cut the wildflower meadows and tidy the churchyard and Avenue of Remembrance helping to maintain the wildlife haven which is  The churchyard at St. Peter’s Church

There will be a simple Harvest Festival Service

at 12 noon followed by refreshments.

Remembrance Service 2021 – date and time to be confirmed

Find out more about previous Remembrance Services at St. Peter’s Church here: Haveringland Remembrance 2020 and here Service of Remembrance 2019

Advent Carol Service – Sunday 5th December at 4 p.m.

candles-1891197_640Please join us for our popular “Carols by Candlelight” service.

Here is a link to a previous Carol Service 2019

Recent events:

Patronal Service 2021 – Sunday 27th June at 4 p.m.

Saint_Peter_A33446A celebration of St. Peter’s Day on Sunday 27th June.

Follow this link to see more about our Patronal Services 

Summer silence – Wednesday 14th July at 7 p.m.

Silence reflection St. Peter's Church July 2018_html_3b0a76faOur first summer silence this year. See the Summer Silence 2021 flyer  for more details.

Please read the update about keeping our shared silence as covid-safe as possible here

You can find out more about shared silences at St.Peter’s Church here: Haveringland Silence 2019 

or watch a short video about past Haveringland Silence events

Sunday services – online services 2021

Subject to government restrictions, there is limited public worship in the Cawston Group of churches. Please visit the Cawston Parish Church website for full details.

Our online worship from the Cawston Team continues at 11:00 am each Sunday; some meetings and events also continue online, using Zoom, FaceBook or YouTube.

Find the links on Cawston Parish Church webpages and FaceBook pages for Cawston Parish Church and Haveringland Parish Church.

Details about all services and events at our church are also published in the monthly Parish Magazine, Messenger. Follow the hyperlinks in the list below to see more details about our events planned and past.

Our parish magazine “Messenger” is usually delivered to subscribers. You can download a copy of an online version from the Cawston Parish Church website.  Here is a direct link to the September 2020 edition.  Find out more about “Messenger” from the Cawston Parish Church website as above.

Please be aware that we take photos of our events – if you do not wish to appear in photos please speak to a member of the Church Action Group or the photographer.

You can also find details about our events and those at other local churches on the web pages for the Aylsham Team Ministry

Here’s a brief look at events from 2020 with details and links to past events. We look forward to welcoming you to St. Peter’s Church as soon as we are able.


Mothering Sunday – March 2020 

We were able to join the online Holy Communion for Mothering Sunday service which was live streamed from Cawston Parish Church via FaceBook. For anyone unable to visit the churchyard on Mothering Sunday, here are a few photos of St. Peter’s Churchyard.

Walk of Witness – Good Friday

A virtual Walk of Witness was live streamed at 3 p.m. on Good Friday. Available to watch online. If you scroll down towards the bottom of the page you can see photos of the Walk of Witness 2019 below.

V.E. Day 75 years on – May 2020

Wreaths were laid at the RAF Swannington Memorial today on behalf of the RAF 100 Group (Bomber Support) and Haveringland parishioners to honour those who served at RAF Swannington. For the safety of the horses in neighbouring fields, the wreaths have been moved to the church porch.

Sadly, due to current restrictions, this was not followed by the planned VE 75 day celebrations,  but nonetheless we remembered those who made VE day possible.

RAF 100 Group Reunion visit – May 2020

Unfortunately, our 2020 reunion visit had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. Use this link to see more about the RAF 100 Group Reunion 2019 visit

Rogation Service – May 2020

Our Rogation service was also cancelled, however you can see more about Rogation Services at St. Peter’s Church

Patronal Service – June 2020

The St. Peter’s Day Service 2020 was cancelled. Follow this link to see more about  the Patronal Festival 2019

Haveringland Open Gardens – June 2020

We were able to hold a limited “Open Gardens” event – please see the reports on “posts” below:

Haveringland Open Gardens 2020

Haveringland Gardens success!

Open Gardens 2019  

Harvest Festival – September 2020

Sadly cancelled. Here is a link to the Haveringland Harvest Festival 2019

Service of Remembrance – November 2020

Our in-person Remembrance Service did not take place. A Service of Remembrance was broadcast online on the Haveringland Parish Church Facebook page and at when the names of the fallen from each of our local villages were be read out, silence  was observed and wreaths laid.

We’ve created a slideshow to commemorate Remembrance Day 2020 which you can see on the St. Peter’s Church Remembrance Service page: Haveringland Remembrance 2020

And here is the Service of Remembrance 2019

Advent Silence – December 2020


A small, socially distanced group gathered for a time of shared silence at Haveringland Parish Church on Sunday 13th December at 3pm.

Here is a link to a previous Carol Service 2019

Christmas 2020 in St. Peter’s Churchyard

A selection of photos of the churchyard.

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Cake and Rake

Once or twice a year, the community comes together to tidy the churchyard and Avenue of Remembrance helping to create the wildlife haven which is  The churchyard at St. Peter’s Church

Silences at St. Peter’s

We have been unable to hold our popular “Silences” this year. Inspired by similar events at Norwich Cathedral, we share the chance to retreat from the noise of our modern lives. Here are full details about the Haveringland Silence 2019 event or you can also watch a short video about past Haveringland Silence events

Find out about our first sung compline, which included twenty minutes silence instead of spoken prayers  Sung compline with silence at Haveringland

Events and photo gallery 

Heritage Open Days 2019

It was great to welcome so many people to St. Peter’s Church during our Heritage Open Days. Read the full report with photos here: People Power Success!

Forties in the fields 2019 

Once again we all enjoyed taking a step back to the 1940s. We welcomed friends, old and new, to soak up the atmosphere. The church was beautifully decked out with flags, bunting and posters from the 1940s, with a display about Swannington Airfield and some of those who were here at that time. There was some wonderful singing from Timescape, even dancing in the aisles. Then the church fell silent as everyone listened, spellbound, to Eileen’s tales about her life in Haveringland and further afield during World War Two. Bar Rene proved popular, as did the refreshments. Even the horses outside listened in!


See more photos and further information about Forties in the Fields here.

Haveringland past, present and future 2019

open day 2019St. Peter’s Church opened its doors so that visitors could learn about its past, discover more about forthcoming events and services and hear about our vision for its future, share your ideas and discuss how you might be able to help.


Walk of Witness 2019

Service of Light 2019

Here is a short video about the Service of Light 2019