St Mary the Virgin, East Bergholt

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East Bergholt parish (for boundary see http://www.acny.org.uk/parishmap.php?pcode=33/101) is in a shared benefice with Brantham parish.

Welcome! Our benefice website will give you details of forthcoming services and activities, and information about baptisms, weddings and funerals plus much more! Go to www.ConstableCountryChurches.co.uk or www.eastbergholtchurch.co.uk

We love worshipping God and there is a broad spectrum of services. You should be able to find a service that helps you meet with God and know that you have been in his presence. Our unique set of bells in the bellcage call people to worship every Sunday and are rung from 9.30.

Usual Sunday service times are 8.00am (BCP Holy Communion) and 10.00am (type of service varies). Our Director of Music Susie Hyman has started a choir. Contact her on 01206 391335. We also have a Junior Choir who sing at special services. Contact Mrs Carole Wheatley for details 01206 298102

We believe God heals today and there are regular healing services throughout the year.

Please contact the Rector for details on all services as there are occasional variations.

We love doing weddings. We will work with you to help you make your wedding very personal and special within the confines of Anglican liturgy. Please contact the Rector to book your date as early as possible. Bookings already being taken for two years hence! You might like to consult yourchurchwedding.org to help your planning.

Baptisms take place usually during a Family Service in the main Sunday service at 10.00. 

Usual pattern 2014:  1st Sunday Benefice communion at 10.00 in East Bergholt or 11.00 in Brantham (check thechurch  website for venue) 2nd Sunday Communion, 3rd Sunday Family service, 4th Sunday Choral Matins. Check the website as there are liturgical variations!

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Rev Canon Stephne van der Toorn
The Rectory
Rectory Lane
Brantham
Suffolk
CO11 1PZ
(01206) 392646

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Sunday

HOLY COMMUNION
Said Holy Communion Quiet and traditional service, for adults. Typically 7-20 people. Not on Christmas day if it falls on a Sunday
Every Sunday except Christmas Day and New Year's Day 2012 every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 50 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Prayer Meeting
Prayer meeting for mission of the church. c.4-8 people.
Every Sunday at 9:00 AM for ¾ hour
SUNDAY WORSHIP
For details consult the benefice website www.constablecountrychurches.co.uk Usual pattern: Benefice Service 1st Sunday alternates between East Bergholt at 10.00 and Brantham at 11.00 . All 10.00am Services last approximately 1 hour ten minutes and are followed by Tea / Coffee. Typically 50-70 people. The Benefice service will be at Brantham on the 1 Dec 2013; 2 February 2014; 6 April; 1 June;27 July 10and 24 August (Holiday Rota); 7 September; 28 September (Patronal Festival); 30 November. 1st Sunday is benefice communion, 2nd Sunday parish communion, 3rd Sunday Family Service (sometimes with baptisms) and 4th Sunday choral Matins
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Choral Matins
Choral Matins (BCP) on the third Sunday in 2013 and 4th Sunday in 2014
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM for 55 minutes
Coffee Book of Common Prayer

Wednesday

HOLY COMMUNION
Holy Communion BCP, 1st Wednesday of the month, anyone welcome.
Monthly but not in August every first Wednesday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Book of Common Prayer

Friday

Toddler group
Meets on alternate Fridays from 9.30 till 11.30. Games, songs, refreshments, time to chat. Contact Liz Digby 01473 312281
Resumes on the 6 January 2012 every first and third Friday at 9:30 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Signing
Sunday School Youth Group Bell Ringing Live Music / Concerts Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Ours is a Listed Building Conservation Area Supports Fairtrade goods Stained glass Guided Tours Guidebooks / notes Shop Organ Wheelchair Access / Ramp Hearing / Induction Loop Toilets
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Clergy: The Revd Canon Stephne VAN DER TOORN
A Church Near You ID: 2067
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Emmanual College Cambridge
Archdeaconry: IPSWICH (331)
Deanery: SAMFORD (33105)
Benefice: E Bergholt and Brantham (33/084BT)
Parish Legal Name: East Bergholt (330101 33/101)
CofE Church Info: (633101 33/101)
Short URL: acny.uk/2067/
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The current editor is: Stephne van der Toorn

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St Mary the Virgin : The Street, The Church is in the centre of the village opposite Old Hall. Easy acess with flat paths and only a small step into the church. We do have wheelchair ramps if required. Parking is limited around the church, there is a public car park behind the Red Lion, East Bergholt, Suffolk, CO7 6TA

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