Holy Trinity, Barsham with Shipmeadow

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Holy Trinity is an ancient church with round tower and thatched nave :There is unique tracery on chancel east gable (along with some beautiful stained glass).        

Catherine Suckling, the mother of Admiral Lord Nelson was born and baptised here,and  the family are still in residence.  

According to one author, 'church of astonishing interest for one of its size.'   A 'jewel'  of a church

We have a wealth of stained glass, a spectacular east window and at the spring and autumn equinox the figure of Christ on the Rood screen is 'illuminated'.  Many visitors come to see this and it has proved to be of considerable interest, being a feature not seen since the Reformation. -see link/calendar for dates

 Warm, friendly, eclectic congregation of 40 - 50, generally older : visitors are always most welcome.

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Rev Ian Byrne
The Vicarage
3, Trinity Gardens
Staithe Rd
NR35 1HH
01986 892553 (Rector/Parish Office)

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Sung Eucharist-BCP
Sung Eucharist - BCP
Every first second and fourth Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
Sung Eucharist-CW Appleford
Sung Eucharist - CW Appleford . Incense may be used at this service
Every third Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Refreshments Incense Common Worship
Sales Table
Following the morning service there is a small Sales Table selling produce and bric a brac
Every fourth Sunday at 12:30 PM for ½ hour


PCC meeting in church
Every first Thursday at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
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Benefice Holy Communion Service
5th Sunday : Sung Eucharist at Holy Trinity, Bungay 10.30am
Sunday 29th October 2017 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
Remembrance Day service
Act of Remembrance at Barsham Village Hall
Saturday 11th November 2017 at 10:50 AM for ½ hour



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(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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Church Open 9 am to 8 pm
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2244
Built: Established by 1066
Our Patron: Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Mrs BIT Suckling Magdalane College Cambridge Church Society Trust Church Pastoral Aid Society
Archdeaconry: SUFFOLK (333)
Deanery: Waveney and Blyth (33307)
Benefice: Bungay (33/044BX)
Parish Legal Name: Barsham with Shipmeadow (330337 )
CofE Church Info: (633337 33/337)
Short URL: acny.uk/2244/
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The current editor is: Bev Standing

This page was last updated on Tuesday 12th September 2017
Holy Trinity, Barsham with Shipmeadow, Suffolk, NR34 8HA - Between Beccles and Bungay on B1062 - signposted Barsham Church

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