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

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

We have two toilets including a wheelchair accessible toilet adapted within the constraints of the building

We have large hard car park that can be extended onto a large grass area if the Church is packed

One of our toilets has been adapted to enable wheelchair access within the constraints of the building

We have telephone within the Church extension

Two Large hard car parks with grass overflow available in exceptional circumstances

Concrete ramp to allow access to hall and raised area a west end. Portable ramp available for use on main entrance to nave.

Loop for whole Church

Large print hymn books and service booklets available on request

Very welcome

Dementia Aware / Accessible

Our Building

Open 10 to 4 every day

Grade 1 Listing


Music and Worship

6 bells restored and enhanced in 2020. Contact Tower Captain Paul Corbett on 01473 830201

Open Air Concert held every year opposite Church in Barham Hall. Concerts in Church tend to occur on ad hoc basis a couple of times a year.

Organ

Small but loyal choir sings every Sunday. New members always welcome


Groups, Courses and Activities

Benefice group meets on Tuesday evenings

The Claydon Brownies meets in the Church Hall

Coffee morning

Three major community events every year ( Fete, Open Air Picnic Band Concert and Chiristmas Bazaar plus additional Ad Hoc events.

In partnership with St Mary.s Gt Blakenham and St Peters Henley, our Church is an umbrella for a number of community groups including a Men's group, a walking group, a knitting Group, a luncheon club, a book group and an art group

Annual 3-day J-Team running for over 30 years and still attracting more than 80 Primary school aged children

The Church operates a Soup Kitchen in Ipswich every sunday Evening. Gosbeck and Henley Churches provide two of the teams in an 8 week rota. Contact Ann Colthorpe 01479 831079

Our [email protected] worship on the first Sunday of each month would certainly be described as messy!

An small but active afternoon group

The Community groups referred to are mainly this age group

Young Families group meets in village hall, monthly Sunshine Servicevillage hall and [email protected] are ail aimed at parents and young families


Help for Visitors

For parties by request

Comprehensive guide book available in Church @ £2.50. Copy available to reference if you don't wish to purchase

Open from at least 10am to at least 4pm 7 days per week now Church monitored by CCTV


Other Features

#ComfortAndJoy

We support the Mid Suffolk Foodbank in Stowmarket

New Audio system and hearing loop installed in 2019

A part of our Churchyard is left uncut for conservation

FairTrade

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