Groton, St Bartholomew, Groton, Sudbury

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The Church of St Bartholomew, Groton is part of a group of friendly and welcoming rural village churches, known as the Box River Benefice, which also includes: St Mary, Boxford; St Mary the Virgin, Edwardstone; St Lawrence, Little Waldingfield; and All Saints, Newton.

Across the group of five churches we try to provide a mix of services, including:

  • A monthly informal family Café Church service at Boxford on the first Sunday of the month. Children are especially welcome to this service.
  • Mid-week informal short communion services on Wednesdays, which are followed by coffee and time for a chat. These are held in Mary's House, which is a delightful church-owned cottage in the centre of Boxford village, a couple of doors away from the Post Office. It is also open to anyone on the other weekday mornings for tea or coffee for a small donation. More information is available in the link in the Pages and Links sidebar to the right.
  • Mid-morning Sunday services, one or two each week, one in Boxford on the first to the third Sundays and on the fouth Sunday of alternate months, one in Newton on the fourth Sunday, and one on the first, second and third Sundays in one of the other three churches. These services are in modern language and are usually followed by refreshments.
  • Choral Evensong once a month, and Matins on alternate months, in traditional language, are held at St Mary's Church.
  • An 08:00 Book of Common Prayer communion service, which is also held monthly at St Mary’s Church throughout the year and monthly at one of the other four churches in the Benefice on a rotating basis during the months April to September.

Boxford has a robed choir and an active team of bellringers, both of which welcome new people, whether adults or young people, and training can be given in bellringing. The choir sings at all main services, except the informal family service. Mid-morning services normally last about an hour, family services a little less, and early morning services last about 40 minutes.

If you are new to the Village and come to one of our services, please do make yourself known to a sidesperson so that you can be properly welcomed.

Details of all the current month's church services, together with information about other church and village events, are available online in the pages of the local Village Newspaper, the Box River News. Please see the link in the Pages and Links sidebar to the right. A copy of the current month's Service Rota for the Benefice can also be found in the Pages and Links sidebar to the right.

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David Lamming
20 Holbrook Barn Road
Boxford
Sudbury
CO10 5HU

01787 210360 (PCC Secretary) or 07968 791135

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Five Villages Service with Communion
On each fifth Sunday the Benefice always holds a single service of Holy Communion for all the parishes at each of the five churches in turn. If this is not at your own parish church, please come and swell the numbers and use the opportunity to join the regular congregation and worship as a benefice united in body and spirit in the service our lord God. You will welcomed by members of your neighbouring church and it will give you a chance to catch up with old friends and perhaps make some new ones.
Sunday 29th October 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
 
Remembrance Service
This service is held on the small triangular green just to the south of the Church on which is an ancient 'Sarson' stone serving as a general memorial to all from the village who have given their lives in the service of this country in all wars and conflicts. The names of those who fell in the two World Wars appear on a tablet in the Church porch. We hold the traditional solemn two minute silence at 11:00 a.m. after the reading of the Roll of Honour. As well as those whose names appear on the Roll of Honour we will have in our minds all those who are represented by this simple enduring stone.
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:50 AM for 1 hour
 
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Sunday

Holy Communion or Morning Worship
This service alternates month by month between Common Worship Holy Communion and a more informal service of the word we call Morning Worship. The usual arrangement is for Holy Communion to be held in January, March, May, July, September, and November, whilst Morning Worship will be in February, April, June, August, October and December, but please check the current month's Benefice Service Rota using the link in the Pages and Links Sidebar.
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for 40 minutes
Resumes Sunday 10th December 2017
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship

Wednesday

Village Prayers
This is a friendly informal service of prayer with Revd. Judith. We meet for fellowship and to pray for those who are ill, for concerns in the Village, and the wider world. Please let Revd. Judith know the names of those you would like prayed for, or of any situations of concern to you. Confidential messages can be left on 01787 210091 or emailed to Revd. Judith using the Contact Us link on this site. Just occasionally this service has to be cancelled. If you are traveling any distance, please contact Revd. Judith in advance using the Contact Us link on this site.
Every Wednesday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
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Five Villages Service with Communion
On each fifth Sunday the Benefice always holds a single service of Holy Communion for all the parishes at each of the five churches in turn. If this is not at your own parish church, please come and swell the numbers and use the opportunity to join the regular congregation and worship as a benefice united in body and spirit in the service our lord God. You will welcomed by members of your neighbouring church and it will give you a chance to catch up with old friends and perhaps make some new ones.
Sunday 29th October 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Remembrance Service
This service is held on the small triangular green just to the south of the Church on which is an ancient 'Sarson' stone serving as a general memorial to all from the village who have given their lives in the service of this country in all wars and conflicts. The names of those who fell in the two World Wars appear on a tablet in the Church porch. We hold the traditional solemn two minute silence at 11:00 a.m. after the reading of the Roll of Honour. As well as those whose names appear on the Roll of Honour we will have in our minds all those who are represented by this simple enduring stone.
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:50 AM for 1 hour

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Church Open The church is open every day all year through, and you will always be welcome, just to visit or for prayer and quiet reflection in this sacred space.
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Priest in charge: The Revd Judith SWEETMAN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2193
Built: 1470
Architect: Whitworth Co-Partnership LLP
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Diocesan Board of Patronage Hon TR Lindsay The Lord Chancellor Peterhouse College Cambridge
Archdeaconry: SUDBURY (332)
Deanery: SUDBURY (33205)
Parish Legal Name: Groton (330293 )
CofE Church Info: (633293 33/293)
Short URL: acny.uk/2193/
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The current editor is: Judith Sweetman

This page was last updated on Friday 6th October 2017
 
 
 
Groton, St Bartholomew : Church Street, Groton, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 5ED - (near the junction of Church Street and Groton Street, close to the Fox and Hounds public house)

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