Bromeswell, St Edmund, Bromeswell

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St Edmund, Bromeswell, is a small brick and flint structure, which incorporates structural features of several eras. Notably, the Normans undertook the rebuilding on the site of the Saxon church on rising ground and near to crossroads. The interior offers a simple and quiet charm to its visitors. One-steps down into the nave via the carved wooden entrance door. The walls are white lime washed on rendered brick and flints.

The church interior is very is small in proportion, with a narrow nave leading up through two steps to the additional Victorian chancel, some 15m x 6m. This in effect has doubled its size for worship. At the juncture there is on the south wall a door leading through stairway to what was a gallery and the original outer east wall.

Amazingly this narrow nave has a very high hammer beam and arched braced collar roof. H Munro Cautely maintains that this construction was an early experiment in hammer beam roofs of this style.

Peace and serenity abound for worship


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M Salter
Aspen Hollow
Summer Lane
Bromeswell
Woodbridge IP12 2QA

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Sunday

Morning Praise (Sung)
This is a Service of the Word and is based on the Common Worship service guidelines. It is taken by the licensed Lay Reader or Lay Elder
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Eucharist (Sung)
A service which is said and is normally celebrated by the Parish Priest. There is a Sermon which is preached by the incumbent.
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Morning Prayer (Sung)
This service is taken from the book of Common Prayer 1662 and is sung where indicated i.e. Hymns Canticles, Versicles and responses. Normally the service is taken by the licensed Lay Reader or on occasions by a Licensed Lay Elder
Every third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
Eucharist (sung)
This is a Benefice Service and is normally taken by the Parish Priest. The service occurs when there are 5 Sundays in the month and is rotated in turn with 2 other churches in the Benefice.
Every fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Eucharist (Sung)
This is a sung Eucharist service and is normally taken by the Parish Priest However the sermon may be delivered by the licensed Lay Reader
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments

Features

Toilets
Stained Glass
Organ
     
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Incumbent: The Revd David John MURDOCH
Team Vicar: The Revd Ruth Merrick HATCHETT
Team Vicar: The Revd Janice Patricia LEAVER
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2102
Built: Medieval on a site of an earlier Saxon church
Architect: Lord of the Manor Staverton-cum-Bromeswell
Style of worship: Traditional Catholic
Our Patron: Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Martyrs Memorial and Church of England Trust Trustees of the Mary Warner Charity Mrs AHS Squire Mrs RML Darling JH Kemball Sir Antony RLC Quiler
Archdeaconry: IPSWICH (331)
Deanery: WOODBRIDGE (33107)
Benefice: Wilford Peninsula (33/325BM)
Parish Legal Name: Bromeswell (330146 )
CofE Church Info: (633146 33/146)
Short URL: acny.uk/2102/

The current editor is: malcolm salter

This page was last updated on Tuesday 12th January 2010
 
 
 
Bromeswell, St Edmund, Bromeswell, Suffolk, IP12 2XX - Church Lane, Bromeswell, Woodbridge Suffolk