Stourhead Benefice

Stourhead Benefice is a group of eight churches here in rural West Suffolk. Each church has its own individual characteristics. Take a look at each one on the "our churches" tab.

Our Rector is Fr Christopher Giles. His contact details are listed below.

Information about parking and accessibility is available under each individual parish.

All are welcome to our services.

Services and Events coming up


Evening Prayer at St Peter and St Paul Kedington 5pm. (No prayers on Bank Holidays)


10 am - 12 noon Dolce Gusto Coffee Morning St Peter and St Paul Kedington. 


10am  Said Holy Communion at St Peter and St Paul, Kedington

Sunday 16 June

10am Family Service at St Mary's Great Wratting

10am Sung Holy Communion St Peter's Little Thurlow - Book of Common Prayer

6pm Meadowlark Praise at St Peter and St Paul's Kedington

Sunday 23 June

10am Sung Holy Communion at St Mary the Virgin Great Bradley 

6pm Evensong at St Peter and St Paul's Kedington

Sunday 30 June

10am Sung Holy Communion at All Saints Barnardiston

We are maintaining good hygiene practises including, for example, priests and servers using alcohol-based hand-sanitiser before Holy Communion, and before distributing the consecrated wafers.

Sharing of the common cup is now permitted. However, if you do not wish to receive from the Chalice, please say ‘Intinct’ as the Priest approaches you, and they will intinct (or dip) the wafer in consecrated wine from a separate Chalice.

Gluten Free wafers are available. If you require a gluten free wafer at communion, please speak to the priest or a member of the Ministry Team before the service.

What's on

Sung Eucharist

Monthly. Every Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
Gt Bradley, St Mary the Virgin
Hall Road Gt Bradley Newmarket, CB8 9LT, United Kingdom

A service of Holy Communion with hymns.

Sunday 26 May The Lord Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich (+Martin) in his final year in post will preside and preach at our Eucharist service.


Monthly. Every Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
Kedington, St Peter and St Paul
Mill Road Kedington Haverhill, CB9 7NN, United Kingdom

Traditional service of Evensong according to the Book of Common Prayer

Please note - the service starts at 4pm in the months of October, November, January and February. No service of Evensong in December.

Evening Prayer

Every Monday at for 30 mins
Kedington, St Peter and St Paul
Mill Road Kedington Haverhill, CB9 7NN, United Kingdom

A short, quiet service, led by a member of the Ministry Team. We pray for the world, our country, our church, our communities, family, neighbours and ourselves.
No Evening Prayer on Bank Holidays.

Our churches


"Our Benefice of Stourhead is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the acting PSO, Fr Christopher Giles 01440 762901 or the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, Karen Galloway, available 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday - Friday on 07785 621319. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services."

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