Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Otley

Otley, St Mary the Virgin

Welcome to St Mary's.

The present church was built in the 13th century in the gothic style. The tower houses a peal of six bells which are regularly rung for services. Notably, the vestry houses a full immersion baptistry which was installed by the Victorians. This can be viewed on request, but is open during Open Churches week. 

Our kitchen will provide refreshments at certain services. 

We have disabled access and a toilet.

The Church is surrounded by rolling countryside and an extensive network of rural footpaths. We are open everyday for your quiet prayers and meditation.

Please contact for more information our Verger:

David Papworth (01473 890091)

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Christmas at Otley, St Mary the Virgin

Discover what’s on offer this Christmas at our church. We’d love you to come and celebrate with us.

Get in touch

The Revd Canon Clare Sanders

Parish Rooms The Green Grundisburgh Woodbridge IP13 6TA
(01473) 735183

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Carol Service

22 Dec 2018, 6 p.m. for 1hr

Church Road

An all age service.
The church will be beautifully decorated with Christmas tree and festive arrangements. Candles will be lit and traditional carols sung. Afterwards you are welcome to stay for mulled wine and mince pies.

Christmas Carols Christmas

We are part of a group of nearby churches that work, worship and hold events together. You can find details of these other churches, and details of events for this and the other churches on our benefice website,

1 Nov 2018, midnight