About Us

All Hallows Church is a unique red-brick building designed by the architect Munro Cautley. The church was built in 1938 to replace what is now the church hall as the centre of Anglican worship for the parish and has recently been granted Grade II listed status.

Of special interest is the inlaid walnut marquetry in the chancel, choir stalls and twin ambo (perhaps better known as the reading desk and pulpit) which are in art deco style. Mostly we celebrate the Eucharist at the nave altar which stands between the Children's Chapel to the right and the intimate Lady Chapel to the left. We also have a fine brass showing St Paul at the moment of his conversion. People often speak of feeling the presence of God in this beautiful, yet simple, building.

The church is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music and, along with our robed choir, we enjoy singing much of the liturgy.

The parish of All Hallows covers the Greenwich, Gainsborough and Ravenswood areas in the south east of Ipswich and a warm welcome awaits any visitors.

But of course a church isn't just bricks and mortar, it is a place where people can meet, celebrate or find peace in the presence of our Lord God.

As well as our own services, the Egyptian Coptic Church of East Anglia also worships in the church building on the first Saturday of each month and our local schools use the church for leaving or seasonal services. As a result there is, as you can see, excellent potential to witness to our shared faith.

The Parochial Church Council is always open to ideas about how to further the kingdom of God within and beyond our parish boundary. A Mission Plan has been formulated and we would very much like to follow the plan in raising both the profile and the experience of the church to a wider number of people. To this end we will continue to develop our work with both Morland Church of England Primary School and Pipers Vale School as well as the local uniform organisations and retirement establishments.

We are actively engaged in working with Rhiannon King, the Archdeacon of Ipswich, and other churches in the town on the Inspiring Ipswich project.

Thank you for taking the time to find out a little more about us.