St Benet’s Abbey celebrates open air service near Ludham

The Rt Rev. the Lord Bishop of Norwich Graham James arrives at St Benet's Abbey on 6 August 2017 for

The Rt Rev. the Lord Bishop of Norwich Graham James arrives at St Benet's Abbey on 6 August 2017 for the annual service at the monatery ruins on the banks of the River Bure, Norfolk. Picture: Roger Green - Credit: Roger Green

The annual St Benet's Abbey open air service took place on Sunday near Ludham.

The Rt Rev. the Lord Bishop of Norwich Graham James arrives on the wherry Ardea at St Benet's Abbey

The Rt Rev. the Lord Bishop of Norwich Graham James arrives on the wherry Ardea at St Benet's Abbey on 6 August 2017 for the annual service at the monatery ruins on the banks of the River Bure, Norfolk. Picture: Roger Green - Credit: Roger Green

It has become an established part of the Norfolk calendar with the Abbot of St Benet's arriving at the Abbey site on the bough of a traditional Norfolk Wherry.

The Abbot of St Benet's, the Bishop of Norwich Rt Revd Graham James, joined the Prior of St Benet's, The Revd David Smith, Rector of the Benefice of St Benedict, representatives of the other local churches and the wider congregation drawn from across the county.

The service was lead by the Prior with Bishop Graham preaching and there were contributions from the other clergy present and the Brothers of St Benet's, who organised the service.


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