Friendly, welcoming congregation with wide age range
Good fellowship within the Church and lay involvement in many village activities
Commitment to weekly Eucharist
Vibrant use of music in worship through our own consort of musicians, resident organist and group of singers
Strong team spirit, working together in such activities as churchyard maintenance, church cleaning and fund raising
Active PCC – determined to succeed, open to change, working in partnership with incumbent
Social outreach to community via Welcome Packs to newcomers, monthly social/fund raising events, ‘200 Club’ of villagers assisting with upkeep of fabric
Committed to paying Parish Share in full and in excess of the Diocesan formula as part of mission
Active Deanery Synod members
Excellent management of accounts
Mission support through charitable giving
Benefice Newsletter delivered free to each house in Parish
Occasional non-sacramental Services
Grade 1 listed mediaeval building in excellent condition, having had over £200,000 spent on it in the last 15yrs. Holds approx. 100 people. Situated on edge of village at boundary of Ickworth Park (National Trust estate).
There is a temporary ramp available but independent access for a wheelchair user is not easy. Disabled access together with toilet facilities are in the detailed planning stages but due to two thefts of lead from the church roof this project has now been postponed.