About the Church
The church can hold a maximum of approx. 90 people and is used for one service each Sunday, and for baptisms, weddings and funerals. It has also hosted art exhibitions, sales, and on occasion concerts (the latter being challenging since there is very limited space in the chancel. Our church lacks toilet facilities (but as at October 2021 plans for facilities have been submitted, we are hopeful that this may change very soon) ....
At present we have one Church Warden and two Elders, and an active PCC which meet on a regular basis.
Due to age and the residential profile only a small number of people are actively involved in the running of the church. However, these people willingly clean, arrange flowers, prepare the altar and church for services, read lessons, lead intercessions, act as sidespersons, and manage our finances and Gift Aid arrangements.
Our aim continues to provide services which inspire, encourage, and meet the needs and wishes of our parishioners, which we feel is somewhat achieved by the variety of services each month.
Congregations are enhanced when we have special services which include :
Remembrance Sunday - the War Memorial stands in the churchyard and this service is attended by veterans, several non-regular church attenders, and the Knodishall Brownies, who actively participate in the presenting of flags and placing poppy crosses around the Memorial as names of those from the village who gave their lives are read out. A very poignant part of this service is the playing of the Last Post as recorded by the Leiston British Legion Band.
Mothering Sunday - when everyone present at the service has the opportunity to light a candle in memory of their mothers, and the candles are placed on the altar.
Carol Service - a favourite time for readings and carols in our candlelit church, and after the service an opportunity to stay and chat, whilst mulled wine and refreshments are served!