Buxhall, St Mary, Buxhall

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It is thought that the present church was built in the early 14th century, and was preceded by at least two others. The church is of the Decorated English period, built mainly of flint, with an imposing tower which stands 95' (29 m) high.

There is a good car park in front of the church. St Mary's has six bells, tenor weight 15 cwt.

Families are always welcome to all of the services.

The building is the focus of our church community which gathers week by week to engage with God’s Mission of love to the world.  Will you join us on our journey and perhaps make it yours?

We give shape to our work by following the 'Five Marks of Mission' adopted by the Anglican Church worldwide, and seek to show them both in our communal and individual lives. They are to:

  • proclaim the good news of the Kingdom
  • teach, baptize and nurture new believers
  • respond to human need by loving service
  • seek to transform unjust structures of society, challenging violence, injustice and oppression and working for peace and reconciliation
  • strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustaining and renewing the life of the earth

We have strong links with Great Finborough Church School catering for children from 4 to 11 from this parish. We welcome enquiries for Weddings and Baptisms which should be made to the Priest-in-Charge.

You will be most welcome to join us in our worship or at any of our events detailed in Buxhall Broadcast or by contacting the Priest-in-Charge or a Churchwarden who will be happy to help.

We are in a benefice with Onehouse, Great Finborough, Harleston and Shelland and linked with the churches at Combs and Little Finborough, who you will find have a similar focus for their work.

Priest-in-Charge:  The Revd Chris Childs (01449 673280)

Curate: The Revd Rachel Cornish (01449 257622)

Churchwardens: Mr David Steed (01449 737991)

Churchwarden: Mr David King (01449 737405)


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The Revd Chris Childs
Combs Rectory
135 Poplar Hill
IP14 2AY
(01449) 673280 (Priest in Charge)

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Sung Communion
Sung Eucharist Order 1 (modern rite). Traditional Language This is Buxhall's flagship service of the month. We not only sing hymns but we sing large amounts of the service itself, which is in Cramner's English. We have a choir to lead our singing
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Traditional English worship in Cramner's English, sometimes a sung worship.
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Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion
Holy Communion (BCP). Said Communion without hymns.
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
Sung evensong when we are joined by our choir.
Every third Sunday at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer Common Worship


Lunch Club
Held in Buxhall Village Hall, this is a chance for the over-60s to meet for lunch and a chat. The 3-course meal with coffee costs 5. Contact Jill for more information on 01449 737814
Every last Tuesday at 12:00 PM for 2 hours



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass

Church Open Open every day during daylight hours

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Other information
Priest in charge: The Revd Christopher CHILDS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 1906
Built: 1320
Style of worship: Traditional country parish
Our Patron: Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Archdeaconry: IPSWICH (331)
Deanery: STOWMARKET (33106)
Parish Legal Name: Buxhall (330120 )
CofE Church Info: (633120 33/120)
Short URL: acny.uk/1906/
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The current editor is: Rachel Cornish

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This page was last updated on Tuesday 30th May 2017
Buxhall, St Mary : Brettenham Road, Buxhall, Suffolk, IP14 3DJ

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