Brandon with Wangford, St Peter & St Denys, Brandon

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The Doomsday Survey reports that there was a church in Brandon in 1086AD, but it is almost certain that the earlier parts of the present church are late 13th century.  It is most likely that the font dates from the same time or slightly earlier.  The tower and westernmost bay of the south aisle (now the children's corner) are late 14th c.  Finally, the porch which contains a holy water stoup, is probably 16th c.   The church is constructed from flint and stone in a mixture of Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles.    Restoration work was carried out in 1842 and 1873. when a new and expensive marble and alabaster reredos was brought from Italy.  Much now is Victorian in origin. However, some earlier features remain which include several bench ends and 'poppy heads' - fragments of the original choir stalls. The lower part of the 14th c. rood screen is original.  The organ was installed by Peter Conacher of Huddersfield in 1912.  The tower contains six fine bells. The stained glass windows are much admired, the finest of  which is in the north wall of the chancel.  A board on the west wall of the nave contains the names of Clergy since 1248.   In the churchyard are a few plague graves and near the east gate are two stone 16th c. effigies. A sundial on the tower was erected in 1725, and there are several gargoyles including a Cheshire cat. The central heating system has been modernised and toilet facilities are now available, A mini kitchen enables light refreshments to be served. 


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Revd Sharron Coburn
The Rectory, Pine Villas, London Road, Brandon IP27 0LR

Parish Office: Church Institute, Victoria Avenue, Brandon

01842 811189 (Revd Sharron Coburn) or 07515 540679 (Dennis Coburn)

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Family Communion Service
Family communion. An informal, contemporary service where families with children are especially welcome.
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Morning Worship
A contemporary family friendly service - all welcome.
Every second Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Holy Communion Service
A traditional communion service. On this Sunday there is is a junior group who meet and share learning in the vestry. All families with young children are welcome.
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Cafe Church
An informal worship which takes place in the Church Institute, Victoria Avenue. (Note: there will be no service at the Church that day) Come and meet us in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Worship as you share tea, coffee and croissants. All welcome from smallest to wisest. Friendly and well-behaved dogs welcome, too.
Every fourth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments


Avenue Drop In Launch
Our new community drop in cafe launches on Wednesday 6th September at the Church Institute on Victoria Avenue. Open each Wednesday from 0900 to 1130. It is free and will be run on donations. Time to meet old and new friends in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with tea and coffee. Come and arrange a baptism or wedding or just pop in for a chat and catch up. All welcome - from smallest to wisest!
Every Wednesday
Every Wednesday at 9:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments


Prayer Meeting
Prayer meetings will be held in St Peter's Church every Thursday morning from 9.30 a.m. All welcome.
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
Stained Glass

Church Open Please contact Revd Sharron Coburn or Dennis at the Parish Office or either of the Churchwardens - on the numbers listed above or by email to

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire The recently refurbished Church Institute is a short distance from the Church and is available for hire for events and meetings. Please contact Dennis Coburn on 07515 540679
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2165
Our Patron: Lord Chancellor Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich M F Carter Executors of the late Rt Hon AF Benjamin, Earl of Iveagh
Archdeaconry: SUDBURY (332)
Deanery: MILDENHALL (33204)
Benefice: Brandon (33/037D)
Parish Legal Name: Brandon Ferry and Wangford (330254 )
CofE Church Info: (633254 33/254)
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The current editor is: Susan Nutt

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This page was last updated on Tuesday 5th September 2017
Brandon with Wangford, St Peter & St Denys : Church End, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0JE - Approx. 3/4 mile west of Brandon town centre.

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