Welcome to the Brooke Benefice

The churches in the villages that make up our benefice have been centres of their communities for many hundreds of years. They hold the memories of generations who have celebrated their joys and shared their sorrows together through the years and they remain a focal point today. Each year local people and their families come to baptise their children, to get married and to celebrate the lives of those who have died.

The very stones of our churches are soaked in prayer through the ages. They are havens of peace and tranquillity, as well as being fine examples of architecture and the skill of craftsmen down the ages. They are all open during the day and offer the chance to stop a while and ponder life. Each is within easy reach of the next and so you can visit them all without travelling too far.

Our beautiful churches were constructed as offerings to the glory of God and as places for people to gather in worship. We continue the long tradition of joining together to worship in them, on Sundays and at other special times of the year. We use old words and new words, we have thoughtful times and joyful times and we aim to engage the young and the not so young in an expression of our love for God and for all his people. Everyone is welcome to come along.

We very much hope that now that you’ve visited our website you will visit our churches, or come and join us for worship and we look forward to meeting you there.

The Revd Lynn Chapman

Priest-in-Charge of the Brooke Benefice


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November - a month of Remembering

November: A Month of Remembering

As the year draws towards its end and the darkness falls sooner each day, November offers us a time to contemplate and remember.  Around All Souls Day on 2nd November we remember all those who have died, and especially those who have touched our lives and remain precious to us.  There will be two opportunities to come to church to remember loved ones this year:

Sunday 5th November :           3.00pm : Hempnall Church

                                                 6.00pm : Brooke Church

In a reflective atmosphere we will gather together to remember those who have died before us, to give thanks for all they mean to us and to be reassured once more of God’s promise of eternal life.  No matter how long ago your bereavement took place, you are welcome to come and share in these special acts of worship.


Remembrance Sunday is on the 12th November this year, as the nation gives thanks for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our armed forces, and through the two World Wars and other conflicts.  There will be services across the whole benefice, and details are available in the events pages of our web-site.




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