All Saints Church sits beside the River Gipping in the medieval village of Sproughton. The building is originally the 14th century but was largely restored during the Victorian period. We have a large number of beautiful stained glass windows, by Alexander Gibbs, and a Christopher Whall window depicting St Christopher and the legend of Longinus in the north aisle.
Elizabeth Bull was buried in the church in 1634, and there is a colorful monument to her high up on the north wall above the altar. The pew ends are the work of Henry Ringham, an Ipswich craftsman who is now recognized as one of the great carvers of the century.
The church is currently open every Wednesday but we are hoping that this will increase as Covid restrictions are reduced. We are a small but friendly congregation and newcomers to our services can be sure of a warm welcome.
The Rector and PCC of All Saints, Suffolk are committed to a safe church environment for everyone.
1. We recognise that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as vulnerable at some time in our lives.
2. We commit ourselves to respectful care to all those to whom we minister.
3. We commit ourselves to the safeguarding of all people who may be vulnerable, whatever their age, and ensuring their well-being in the life of Sproughton Parish.
4. We commit ourselves to promote safe practice by those in positions of trust.
5. We commit ourselves to promote the inclusion and empowerment of all people within our parish.
6. We are all responsible for preventing the physical, emotional, sexual, financial, and spiritual abuse of vulnerable people and have a responsibility to listen to and act upon any disclosures/allegations/concerns of abuse. All concerns will be logged and reported to the Rector, the Safeguarding Co-ordinator, or in urgent cases to the Bishop’s Child Protection Officer and/or the Police.
7. We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection of those who will work with vulnerable people.
8. Sproughton PCC has adopted the safeguarding guidelines of the Church of England and this Diocese.
9. Each person who works with vulnerable people must agree to abide by these recommendations and guidelines and In the case of children, those involved must attend appropriate child protection training and have a suitable DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Check.
10.Non-compliance with this code of conduct will automatically mean that the person will not work with vulnerable people within church activities.
Sproughton Parish Safeguarding Officers are Ralph and Tess Earey and can be contacted in case of any safeguarding concerns either by email, [email protected] or by telephone 01473 857955