St Mary the Virgin, Depden

Welcome to St Mary’s Church, Depden.

Our little medieval church is hidden in the woods, half a mile from the road and only accessible by foot. Local people have worshiped in this place for hundreds of years. It is a place of retreat, refuge, tranquillity and peace and is much loved.

We are working to ensure that the church remains at the centre of our village community providing fellowship, friendship, care and support. Everyone is welcome wherever you are on your journey with Christ; firm believers, doubters and those not sure alike.

You are welcome to join our monthly Sunday worship and join us for refreshments afterwards.  

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Please donate to encourage and maintain our little church

Get in touch

Rev. Clive Fairclough

The Rectory
New Road

IP29 5QL
01284 850857
Anne Nicolson, Church Warden

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Sunday Worship

Monthly. Every Third Sunday at for 1 hour
St Mary the Virgin, Depden
Depden Bury St Edmunds, IP29 4BU, United Kingdom

Our monthly communion service using the Church of England Common Worship (Black Book). A friendly informal, peaceful service. Your four legged friends are welcome. Join us for coffee after the service.
Note that there is no power to the church and there are no toilet facilities. It is unheated and lit with oil lamps when required. You will need to wrap up warm in winter and bring a torch if you need good light to read.

Our Benefice Living Nativity was a sell out over 3 nights and 6 performances

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Our parish of Depden: St Mary's is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) Anne Nicolson. Our Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich’s safeguarding pages with vital links and information including contact details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO.
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact Anne Nicolson the Depden PSO, or Karen Galloway, Diocesan Safeguarding Officer (07785621319). If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the Police and children or adult social care services at Suffolk County Council Customer First - 0808 800 4005 (Freephone from landlines and some mobiles)

Our Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich’s safeguarding pages