Combs, St Mary, Combs

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Welcome to St Marys Combs, Suffolk, a place of Christian worship for nearly 800 years.  Our magnificent 15th Century 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?

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

Our parish of Combs borders the southern edge of the Stowmarket parish. It includes Combs Ford and Combs village together with a large area of surrounding arable farmland, including the hamlets of Moats Tye and Little London.

We ar continuing to develop strong links with the staff and children at Trinity Church of England Primary School, Lavenham Park, Combs, the only church school in Stowmarket, which opened in September 2014.

Please explore the pages on our church and our services, and we promise to give you a warm welcome when you come to see us in person. Often I lead the worship, otherwise it will be another Minister from our team.


Revd Chris Childs


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Revd Chris Childs
The Rectory,
135 Poplar Hill,
IP14 2AY
(01449) 673280

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Messy Church (All Age Worship)
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Sunday School
Every second and fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School
Holy Communion
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Family Communion
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Holy Communion
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship


Morning Prayer followed by Refreshments
Every Saturday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours


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Priest in charge: The Revd Christopher CHILDS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2077
Built: 1258
Our Patron: Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Pembroke College Cambridge
Archdeaconry: IPSWICH (331)
Deanery: STOWMARKET (33106)
Benefice: Combs and Lt Finborough (33/065BP)
Parish Legal Name: Combs (330121 )
CofE Church Info: (633121 33/121)
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This page was last updated on Friday 31st March 2017
Combs, St Mary : Church Road, Combs, Suffolk, IP14 2RA - (for SatNavs please use the postcode IP14 2EH)

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