Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Monk Soham

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Car Parking:- parking at the church in the car park via the Byway. ( School Road )

Car Parking:- parking at the church in the car park via the Byway. ( School Road )

There is a ramp in the Door way of the Main entrance to the Nave, Via the Porch for Wheel chairs.

At services, large print versions are available, just speak to the side people, to request a copy.

Assistance Dogs

Our Building

Grade 1 listed :- 13th Century Chancel, Nave ( Windows 15th ) , Porch 15th Century, Tower Late 13th / Early 14th.
Mass Dials,
Poppy Headed Pews,
14th Century Large Dug-out Chest,
'1465' 7 Sacrament Font.
14 feet wide East Window.
Chancel all complete from Victorian restoration.
etc.


Music and Worship

The Bells are rung for Weddings, Special Occasions and tolled for services. There are 5 bells, ( Tenor 12cwt ) with two medieval bells.
The weights are that approximated in The Rev. J. J. Ravens’s (D.D.) Book (1890). All the bells have some sort of inscriptions.
Treble (5 ½ cwt) D 1631 by Miles Graye of Colchester
No. 2 (6 ½ cwt) C 1734 R. Phelps (Whitechapel)
No. 3 (7 ½ cwt) B Medieval Norwich
No. 4 (9 cwt) A Medieval Norwich
Tenor (12 cwt) Diam. 40 ¾ “ G 1661 John Darbie Ipswich
The bell frame was made in 1888 by George Day & Son.

The Church has had varies Concerts, by various choirs, bands / performers in the Past few years.

The Organ is played at every service, and is said to be the best example of a unaltered Organ by Ipswich organ building firm J. Rayson & Son ( 1880 ). It was brought New by Archdeacon Groome ( the then Vicar ) and friends ( One of his friends was Edward fritz Gerald ). the organ consists of :-
Open Diapason- 8ft,
Lieblich Gedact- 8ft,
Gamba-8ft,
Principal-4ft,
Flute- 4ft,
Fifteenth 2ft,
Trigger Swell,
Pedal coupler,
13 Pedal Bourdons pipes- 16ft.

Morning Prayer . Evening Prayer ( when held ) are all from the 1662 Prayer book, ( found in c.w. prayer book order 2 ) where the Canticles and Psalm is Sung to Anglican chant.

The former Worlingworth Benefice Choir regularly joins us, for Christmas Carol Service, Harvest Festival, and specials Occasions etc,
other times, the congregations holds it own well.


Groups, Courses and Activities


Help for Visitors

There are Guide books, and various Leaflets etc, available for anyone, also their is a Prayer Board, for anyone who wishes to be prayed for, or someone they would like us to pray for instead.

Church Open every Day - all year.


Other Features

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