Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Claydon and Barham

The Parish Church of Claydon & Barham,

A Church for the whole community.

We are very sorry to say that during the Coronavirus crisis we will be following the Church of England national advice and there WILL BE NO PUBLIC ACTS OF WORSHIP IN THIS CHURCH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

As soon as we are allowed  the Church building will again be open SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK FOR PRIVATE PRAYER. If you do visit the Church and others are present please maintain the recommended two metre  minimum distance from others. Please watch this space for latest news

The parish of Claydon & Barham: St Mary & St Peter 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.

Get in touch

Rev'd Cathy Austin Assistant Priest |(SSM)

For matters relating to this site contact Roger Colthorpe, 5 Phillipps Road, Barham, Ipswich

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Every Sunday at 10 a.m. for 1hr 10m

Church Lane

On 2nd 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 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month this is a shorter Non-Eucharistic Morning Worship with Choir and hymns All services have a service booklet to make it easier to follow the service. All 10am services are followed by optional fellowship with tea & coffee in adjoining Church hall - a great chance to get to know people, 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 1030 to include the 2 minutes silence at 11am. Check "This week's notice sheet" or the benefice website for details.

Morning Worship/Prayer Music Hymns Choir Singing Refreshments Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship Family Friendly

Cautious start to the journey back to the "new normal"

26 Jun 2020, midnight