The Parish Church of Claydon & Barham,

A Church for the whole community of Claydon & Barham and is one of the three Churches in the Claydon Benefice. The other two are Gt Blakenham and Henley. Everyone is welcome to join in any of our services. Our main weekly service is at 10am every Sunday although when there is a 5th Sunday it is a Benefice service, so may be at either Henley or Gt Blakenham. Please check service details on our weekly notice sheet via the menu.

This is a big airy Church and, if you wish, plenty of room for social distancing. Sharing the Chalice and greeting each other during the Peace is left to personal choice 

The Church building is open SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK FOR VISITORS AND FOR PRIVATE PRAYER AND REFLECTION .  The building will be opened before 10am and closed after 4pm. If you visit on a Friday morning between 10am and 12.30pm you will also be able to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.  We house a branch of the Bacon Road Community Library at the west end of the Church where visitors can help themselves to books and puzzles and/or donate their own books and puzzles for the enjoyment of others. The service is free although donations are invited for the benefit of the local Foodbank

We came out of a 4-year vacancy at the end of February 2024 when we welcomed Rev Tracey Casewell as our Rector to lead our Ministry Team and Churches into the future

The parish Church of Claydon & Barham is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults and our Safeguarding Policy  can be found on the menu and is displayed on Church noticeboards. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, (PSO). 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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Sunday Worship

Every First, Second, Third, Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour, 10 mins
The Parish Church of Claydon & Barham,
Church Lane Barham Ipswich, IP6 0PT, United Kingdom

On 1st, 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month this is a Communion service in book of Common Worship format with Gloria and some responses sung as well as hymns . On the 2nd Sunday of each month this is a shorter Non-Eucharistic Morning Worship with Choir and hymns On Mothering Sunday and some other Sunday this will be a more child-friendly Family Communion service. All 10am services are followed by optional fellowship with tea & coffee in adjoining Church hall - a great chance to get to know people and make new friends, if you are new to the Church. The church has a modern audio system with hearing loop throughout. Services are relayed into adjoining hall if you feel you need to escape with young children.

Please Note that when there is a 5th Sunday in the month or on certain Sundays in December this service may be a benefice service held at either Henley or Gt Blakenham. Also on Remembrance Sunday the service starts at 10:30am to include the 2 minutes silence at 11am. Check "This week's notice sheet" via the menu on the left for details.

On 5th Sundays and certain Sundays in December this may be a benefice Service at either Henley or Gt Blakenham - Please Check THIS WEEKS NOTICE SHEET

New block paved terrace has been completed outside the hall at the back of Barham Church creating a assessible and usable area where social and fund raising activities can take place. This will be dedicated by Rev Tracey at 10am on Sunday 23rd June