Harleston, St Augustine of Canterbury
Although the church building at Harleston remains closed due to coronavirus, public worship has restarted, less frequently for now, but this will increase as lockdown lifts. There are a variety of options for 'in person' or 'zoom' worship across this Benefice.
Each week there will be an 11am service of Holy Communion in one of the larger churches (please contact Revd Canon Pauline to book your place) as well as a 9.30am Zoom service that people are welcome to attend from wherever they are. Evening services will take place in all of the smaller churches, with some services being in the open-air throughout the summer. Please check the summer service list (here) to find a service near you.
Please see the News or Coronavirus Precautions pages for details of the most recent guidelines and advice.
St Augstine's is a tiny, ancient thatched building on a hilltop position in rural Suffolk. It is one of seven churches within the Combs and Finborough Group comprising churches in Combs, Great and Little Finborough, Buxhall, Onehouse, Harleston and Shelland. We worship in the church for three Sundays each month; for details please refer to the benefice rota of services published each month in the News and Notices section of this web page. We welcome guests and visitors everyday throughout the year.
"The parish of Harleston: St Augustine of Canterbury 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."