All Saints, Boughton

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Boughton village is mentioned in the Domesday Book. There was an ancient church on the site of All Saints' Church but this was largely destroyed by fire in the 1870s, although the tower remains and is Grade 2 listed. The interior of the church was rebuilt in the nineteenth century. The church is the only community space in the village and major alterations and renovations have taken place enable the church to be used for community meetings and other events as well as a place for worship.

The village population is about 200, who enjoy a peaceful village with a large and beautiful pond in its centre, which is home to ducks, geese and swans. There is a vibrant village social life with many events going on year-round, and the villagers are very supportive of the church and its activities.

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Miss Pam Wakeling
(01366) 500429 (Churchwarden)
No email contact is available, please try the diocesan web site
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Open Gardens Day
Usually about a dozen village gardens are open in aid of the church. Lunches and teas are available in the church which, since it was reordered, also serves as a village meeting place. It's a friendly and pleasant occasion, in which many villagers who are not churchgoers take part. Dogs are welcome on leads, but please clean up after them.
Every Sunday at
All Day Event
Easter Vigil and first communion of Easter Saturday 15th April
The service starts at 8 pm and lasts for about an hour. During the service, the new Easter candle is lit from a fire outside the church, candles inside the church are lit and small bells rung. There will be readings, hymns and choral items. Everyone is welcome to an inclusive and joyful service.
Every Sunday at for 1 hour
Breakfast Church
An informal service, where breakfast is served and there is a short talk and a shirt act of worship.The second Sunday in the month except when circumstances or special events ( eg Remembrance Sunday) intervene.Check with churchwarden.
Every second Sunday at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Holy Communion
Common Worship Holy Communion on the fourth Sunday of the month
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Church Open The church is usually open during the day on Saturdays, although this ceased temporarily in 2011 due to building work. It is hoped that the church will open every day once renovations are complete.
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 13980
Built: Medieval in origin, rebuilt nineteenth century
Archdeaconry: Huntingdon & Wisbech (144)
Deanery: Fincham & Feltwell (14406)
Benefice: Boughton (14/019BT)
Parish Legal Name: Boughton (140277 )
CofE Church Info: (614277 14/277)
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The current editor is: Pamela Wakeling

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This page was last updated on Friday 14th July 2017
All Saints : Church Lane, Boughton, Norfolk, PE33 9AQ - The church is situated on Church Lane, a road which runs away from the village pond. The church cannot be seen until visitors are very close to it.

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