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

Mondays

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

Tuesdays

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

Wednesdays

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


Sunday 21 July

10am Sung Holy Communion at St Mary's Great Wratting

10am Family Service at St Peter's Little Thurlow

Sunday 28 July

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

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

Sunday 4 August

10am Flower Festival Family Service at St Peter and St Paul's Kedington

10am Sung Holy Communion All Saints Little Bradley

Sunday 11 August

Please note - there will be no 8am Said Holy Communion at Kedington today

10am Sung Holy Communion at All Saints Great Thurlow

Sunday 18 August

10am Family Service at St Mary's Great Wratting

10am Sung Holy Communion at St Peter's Little Thurlow


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

"Dolce Gusto" Coffee Morning

Occuring
Every Tuesday at for 2 hours
Venue
Kedington, St Peter and St Paul
Address
Mill Road Kedington Haverhill, CB9 7NN, United Kingdom

In the church serving coffee, tea and home made cakes and savouries.

Mid-week Holy Communion

Occuring
Every Wednesday at for 30 mins
Venue
Kedington, St Peter and St Paul
Address
Mill Road Kedington Haverhill, CB9 7NN, United Kingdom

A service of Holy Communion with no singing.

Occasionally, there will be a non-communion service instead of communion.

Sung Eucharist

Occuring
Monthly. Every Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
Gt Bradley, St Mary the Virgin
Address
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.

Our churches

Safeguarding

"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 Benefice Safeguarding Officers. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact one of the Benefice Safeguarding Officers

Ruth Hopper ‭07846 974146‬ [email protected]

Naomi Shelmerdine ‭01440 705786‬ [email protected]

or Rector, 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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