Visitors and those exploring the Christian faith
will always find a warm welcome at our services. Our regular act of worship is
the 9.30am Eucharist. We sing hymns chosen from the widely popular publication
"Hymns Old and New". The talk is based upon the Scripture readings
taken from the Revised Common Lectionary. You are invited to join us after the
service for refreshments, hospitality and friendship.
Sunday 9.30am Informal All Age Worship/Matins
Second Sunday 9.30am Sung Eucharist
Sundays 9.30am Parish Eucharist.
When there is a 5th Sunday in the month, a joint service is held with Walpole St. Peter's alternating between the two parishes.
We are now in interregnum. To make arrangements for baptisms, banns of
marriage, weddings and funerals please contact the churchwardens.
Disabled access is available during all services and for pre arranged visitor groups. Access outside these times can be arranged by contacting either of the Churchwardens
Future services and Church events
Compline 7pm Monday April 21st
Compline 7pm Tuesday April 22nd at Walpole St.Peter's
West Walton Community Primary School Easter Service 9.30am Thursday April 24th
Good Friday Vigil 12.00pm at St. Mary's Friday April 25th
Service of Light 8.00pm April 26th led by Rev. Canon Tony Porter
Easter Day Service at 9am April 27th
Priest in Charge
of The Parishes of West Walton
and Walpole St Peter with St Andrew
and Deanery Fresh Expressions and
Secondary School Minister
Our parishes centre upon two historic and active churches which are
within five miles of each other in the heart of Fenland, in a village context
combining the delights of country living with proximity to main roads and the
growing but unspoiled market and port towns of Wisbech and Kings Lynn. The
comfortable modern four bedroom Vicarage is in a quiet location next to the
stunning and much loved gothic church of Walpole St Peter and within walking
distance of the excellent Anthony Curton Church of England Primary School.
We are looking for
an Incumbent who will recognise and value our traditions, but who will lead us
into deeper Christian discipleship in our daily lives by journeying with us as
we engage with the Diocesan Strategy ‘People Fully Alive’ and tackle the
challenges of Christian discipleship in the twenty-first century. She or he
will be at the forefront of those challenges in the Deanery by enabling us all
to find Fresh Expressions of Church and work more closely with Secondary
Schools in the Deanery.
Please visit www.ely.anglican.org/parishes/westwalton
We are looking for
Who is creative, flexible and
sympathetic to diverse liturgical traditions
Who embraces new technology and, at
the same time, values heritage and tradition
Who is able to engage with children
and work equally well with the elderly, the infirm and all those in between
Who has a passion for rural ministry
Who will encourage
collaborative working with the Deanery and take an active part in Deanery
Chapter & Diocesan life
pastoral heart, who is outgoing and hands-on but who is able to delegate, where
appropriate, appropriate aspects of ministry and parish administration through
encouragement and training of the laity
deploy half of their time, energy, skills and prayerfulness to the development of Fresh Expressions and
Secondary Schools liaison across the Deanery
This is an exciting opportunity for
someone with energy, drive and vision to further develop the role of our
churches – faithful to the call of God; caring and visible within the
community. This appointment is subject
to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Additional information and
application forms are available from the office of
The Archdeacon of Huntingdon
& Wisbech, The Diocesan Office
Barton Road, Ely CB7
4DX 01945 652709
We pray to
be generous and visible people of Jesus Christ.
held in 2012
Sheringham Shantymen performance raised £300 for our building fund and a similar amount
went to the local Macmillan Cancer Care group. Thanks to all those who
supported the event and helped to make it such a success.
Bingo held on
May 15th '12 raised over £470 which is towards the Community Room and toilets.
Thanks to Julie and Ros.
discusion group [St.
Mary's and St. Peter's] visited St. Mary's, Houghton on the Hill nr North
Pickenham. After the conducted tour, a said evensong service was
held. This was a very successful visit. If you have not visited this restored
church you are missing an amazing place.
8th September Barbeque and Jazz at St.Mary's. This event raised£150 for church
funds. Many thanks to all who helped.
8th September PCSO
Chris Lorraine took part in the Norfolk Churches Trust Sponsored Cycle Ride and
raised £160 cycling 35 miles and visiting 20 churches. Barry Moore also cycled
around the Burnham Market area (North Norfolk) and raised £200. He visted 12
churches and cycled 32 miles. congratulations to both. The money raised
will be split between St. Mary
Harvest Supper held at the Village Hall consisted of excellent soups
and stews followed by freshly baked apple pies. This event raised £100 for church
annual Harvest Festival produce was sent to the Leonard Cheshire Disability at
Hovenden House and was grately appreciated.
Walton Community Primary School Harvest Festival was attended by the whole
school and many parents, grandparents and friends meaning that there
was standing room only at the end! The collection was sent to a charity
which provides help for children with limited sight.
Walton Community Primary School held their annual Christingle Service at
the Church and this was attended by a very large congregation of the school's
supporters and was their most successful one so far.
held in 2013
Lunches. The money raised from
the lunches was given to Emmaus Group at
July 8th Rev. Batcock held a
"mock" wedding service and explanation of the service for the
pupils of West Walton Community School at 10.30am
Walton Community Primary School Summer Concert.
Joint discussion group with Walpole St. Peter's - April 13th
Church has launched its "Walton One Pounder Club" further
details from Liz Knights on 01945-582693. You do not have to be a "regular
church goer" to get involved to save our historic church. Everyone welcome
to join the club!
held in 2014
of Light 8.30pm.
Foot Leukaemia event :"East of England Cathedrals and our churches at
West Walton and Walpole" 19.30 at
Archdeacons Visitation Ely Cathedral 19.00
Christian Aid Lunch 12.30 at Walpole Parish Hall
28th Ascension Communion West
Walton Community Primary School 50th Anniversary Concert
Events held in 2015
West Walton Community School held their Christingle Service, their Easter Celebration and their summer concert during the school year at St. Mary's.
The Sheringham Shantymen gave another excellant performance in June proceeds of £300 went towards the new Community Room.
The Church Fete and Dog Show raised £1100 which goes to the Community Room fund.
Events held in 2016
Lent lunches held to raise money for the Wisbech McMillan local charity.
that have visited us
April 20th 2012 Visit by Cromer Society.
May 27th 2012 Visit by Villiers Park Educational Trust.
July 30th 2012 Visit by Nicholas Groves tour of West Norfolk
10th 2013 Visit by Mr Dennis Hance's group from Chelmsford.
23rd June 2013 Visit by Villiers Park Educational Trust. Study weekend of
Medieval Cathedrals, Monasteries and Churches of the Fenlands. www.villierspark.org.uk/studytours
13th September 2013 Visit by North Norfolk U3A
May 18th 2014 visit by Villiers Park Education Trust 2.15pm
24th 2014 visit by Charnwood U3A
June 25th 2014 visit by France-Angleterre Paris
July 17th 2014 visit by Cambridge University Library
Sunday Sept 6th 2015 visit by Villiers Park Education Trust
Tuesday Sept 15th 2015 visit by Cambridge Association for local History