Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Shelland

Shelland, King Charles the Martyr

Shelland is a small rural parish with a small but active church community. We are one of seven churches in the Combs and Finborough Group comprising churches in Combs, Great and Little Finborough, Buxhall, Onehouse, Harleston and Shelland.  Like all of the churches in our group we join together in various benefice services and activities whilst also maintaining our own personality.  Our most famous, and in some cases unique, features include box pews, a three tier pulpit and a regularly played barrel organ.

The parish of Shelland: King Charles the Martyr 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

The Revd Chris Childs

Combs Rectory 135 Poplar Hill Stowmarket
(01449) 673280


Every First Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 45m

The Green

Traditional English worship in Cramner's English, sometimes a sung worship. Please note - it might not be the third Sunday of every month. Please look at the monthly Service List in the News and Notices section to see when the next Matins service is.

Book of Common Prayer Refreshments