Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Aldringham with Thorpe

St Andrew, Aldringham

A beautiful 11th Century rural church set on a gentle slope in peaceful surroundings close the Suffolk Heritage Coastline.

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ we are delighted that the the church building is still open for private prayer and now once again for communal worship.   Formal church services have resumed with effect from 28th March 2021, subject to social distancing rules and the optional, but recommended, wearing of a face mask indoors 

The church will be open daily from 9am to Dusk and hand sanitisers for your use are available in the church porch.  It is important to respect other people’s space by keeping a 2m distance and please note that not all areas of the church may be accessible. Please wear your facemask when inside the church.

You are also most welcome to spend some quiet time in our beautiful and tranquil churchyard and offer a prayer to God.

Prayers are said for the world and for our local communities daily.


The parish of Aldringham with Thorpe: St Andrew, is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of St. Edmundsbury & Ipswich’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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Celebrate and share the good news of Christ’s birth with special services and events this Advent and Christmas.

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The Revd James Marston

c/o Alde Sandlings Benefice St Peter and St Paul's Church Victoria Road Aldeburgh Suffolk

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12 Dec 2021, 11 a.m. for 1h
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Church Lane

Join us for a family friendly common worship Morning Praise service.

This service will be held in the church.

Please click on the ‘VIEW ATTACHMENT’ link below for the Readings and Sermon.

Whilst Covid restrictions have been lifted with effect from 19th July 2021, we recommend face masks still be worn whilst inside the church

At the Heart of Christmas Organ Prayers Music Morning Worship/Prayer Choir Singing All age/Family Family Friendly Event held in a Church

The Schedule of Services at St Andrews for the Advent and Christmas periods.

Please note that the Benefice Service on 26th December that was to be held at St Peter and St Paul Aldeburgh has now been cancelled.

16 Nov 2021, midnight