Lt. Waldingfield, St Lawrence, Little Waldingfield, Sudbury

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The Church of St Lawrence, Little Waldingfield 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 Bartholomew, Groton; 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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The Revd Judith Sweetman
The Rectory
School Hill
Boxford
Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10 5JT
(01787) 210091 (Priest in Charge)

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Remembrance Service
We start at the War Memorial on the south side of the churchyard at 10:45 a.m. and 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 have given their lives in the service of this country in all wars and conflicts.
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:45 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 Morning Worship to be held in January, March, May, July, September, and November, whilst Holy Communion 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 other month
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Resumes Sunday 5th November 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. During the months October to March this service is held at Newmans Hall in Little Waldingfield. Please contact Revd. Judith for details and directions.
Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Thursday

Holy Communion (Reserved Sacrament)
An informal service of Holy Communion with Reserved Sacrament led by the parish Lay Team at Newmans Hall, Little Waldingfield, CO10 0SY. Please contact Revd. Judith for directions.
Every first Thursday at 4:00 PM for ½ hour
Compline
An informal service led by the parish Lay Team, at Newmans Hall, Little Waldingfield, CO10 0SY. Please contact Revd. Judith for directions.
Every third Thursday at 4:00 PM for 20 minutes
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Remembrance Service
We start at the War Memorial on the south side of the churchyard at 10:45 a.m. and 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 have given their lives in the service of this country in all wars and conflicts.
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:45 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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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2194
Built: Mostly C15
Architect: The 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: Little Waldingfield (330304 )
CofE Church Info: (633304 33/304)
Short URL: acny.uk/2194/
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The current editor is: Judith Sweetman

This page was last updated on Friday 6th October 2017
 
 
 
Lt. Waldingfield, St Lawrence : Church Road, Little Waldingfield, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0SP - (the church lies a short distance from the junction of Church Road and The Street (B1115) in the centre of the village)

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