Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Boxford

Facilities and features

Click on the tags below to learn more about each.

Accessibility

The access is via the West Door in the Tower, which has to be opended by special arrangement. Please use the Get in Touch link in the menu.

The Hearing Loop is designed to serve all of the interior of the Church.


Our Building

Church building is Listed Grade I
War Memorial is Listed Grade II


Music and Worship

St Mary's Church has a peal of eight bells and is fortunate in having an active team of ringers. For more information please contact the Tower Captain, Richard Gates, on 01787 210432.

St Mary's is a large medieval Church of England building capable of accomodating between 250 and 300 people.
It is available for booking for suitable events such as choral or classical music concerts.
It is noted for its good acoustics and has a fine nineteenth century organ. It is used as a regular venue for some of the Suffolk Villages Festival concerts. Please see this web site for more information about the Festival http://www.suffolkvillagesfestival.com/

The organ was built in 1874 by one of the foremost organ building companies of the nineteenth century, William Hill and Sons.

Our 08:00 service of Holy Communion, Matins and Evensong use the Book of Common Prayer. Please see the current Benefice Service Rota in the Menu for details of these services. All other services follow the cycle of Common Worship.

Our robed choir leads the singing at our services of Holy Communion, Matins, Morning Worship and Evensong, and all the special services in the Church Year. New members will always be welcomed.


Groups, Courses and Activities

There is a very touching small brass to David Birde, the son of the Rector, who died aged 22 weeks in 1606. Plese see the Guidebook for more details.

"Crafty Church" is fun filled and takes place at Boxford Primary School, 3.15 to 4-30 pm, monthly. Parents and grandparents are welcome from 4.15 pm. Further information from Helen Heath, [email protected], 01787 204036


Help for Visitors

Guide books and post cards are on sale from the tables at the back of the Church. Tea towels can be purchased from Boxford Stores in the centre of the Village.

The Church is open every day. It is usually unlocked by 09:00 and is closed around 17:00. If you are travelling any distance to visit the Church, please contact us to ensure it will be open and accessible.
You will always be welcome, just to visit or for prayer and quiet reflection in this sacred space.


Other Features

The Church Stands in the Boxford Conservation Area, details of which can be found at this web site.
http://www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/assets/Conservation-Area-Appraisals/Boxford2011CAA.pdf