Onehouse, St John the Baptist, Onehouse

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The church of St John the Baptist is a beautiful small flint, stone and brick structure, with a round tower containing two bells. This lovely church lies in the fields, close by the ancient site of Onehouse Hall. There was a church in Saxon times, as recorded in the Domesday Book, but the present church is thought to have started its life during the great Norman build and rebuild period following the Conquest. Archeologists now date the earliest part of the building as of the 1100s.

There is a car park outside the church.

Families are always welcome to all of the services, but those more suited to their needs have been specially highlighted.

Onehouse is part of a benefice also comprising Great Finborough, Harleston, Buxhall and Shelland.

Priest-in-Charge:  The Revd Chris Childs 01449 673280
Mrs Peggy Fuller 01449 678426
Mrs Mary Ellam

Whenever there is a 5th Sunday in the month, we hold a benefice-wide communion service - please contact us to find out where it is.

Please be aware that some services, especially in winter, are held in the near-by Onehouse Church Room.

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The Revd Chris Childs
The Rectory
135 Poplar Hill
(01449) 673280

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Family Service
Informal worship aimed not only at families and those who would like to dip their toe in the pool of Christian worship, but also at those who like a more relaxed approach to worship.
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Family Communion
Order 1 is the modern rite for the Church of England. The Family Communion is a less formal service which is put together with families in mind.
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Holy Communion
Order 1 is the modern rite for the Church of England.
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Evening Prayer
Evening services of a contemplative nature. The form of these services rotates over three months - please contact us for further details.
Every first Sunday at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour


Skylarks Children's Club
Meets in the Church Room, Onehouse, 4.30-6.00pm on 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month during term time. We welcome any children attending primary school and who live or worship in Buxhall, Great Finborough, Onehouse, Harleston and Shelland. For more information, please contact any of the following: Derek Ames (Tel. 01449 613328), Christine Hagger (Tel. 01449 736487) or Trudy Gray (Tel. 01449 674819).
Every second and fourth Thursday at 4:30 PM
Family Friendly


Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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Priest in charge: The Revd Christopher CHILDS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2079
Built: 12th century
Style of worship: Small traditional country parish
Our Patron: Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Archdeaconry: IPSWICH (331)
Deanery: STOWMARKET (33106)
Parish Legal Name: Onehouse (330130 )
CofE Church Info: (633130 33/130)
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The current editor is: Rachel Cornish

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This page was last updated on Sunday 11th October 2015
Onehouse, St John the Baptist : Lower Road, but accessed by Forest Road, Onehouse, Suffolk, IP14 3BY

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