Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Sweffling

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The church, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, is the focal point of the village, standing on the highest ground and can be seen clearly as one approaches the village from the west. The majority of the church dates back to mediaeval times but the south door into the porch and the north door leading to the vestry are Norman. The church building is well-maintained, thanks to a programme of regular maintenance. It has an excellent heating system and a modern flush toilet. The vestry has just been refurbished (2017) and in addition to providing a suitable area for service preparation it also has facilities to be able to serve refreshments after services, concerts etc., and is a warm, light area for the Sunday School. 

Currently, we have two regular services per month at 9.30 a.m. on the first and third Sundays, plus Festival and Benefice services when appropriate. Our congregation averages 15 – 20 but this swells considerably for special services. Generally we are traditional in churchmanship: on the first Sunday we have BCP Holy Communion, whilst on the third Sunday we follow BCP Morning Prayer. However, we enjoy having family services from time to time, when the children/ teenagers take part by reading, singing and leading prayers. We use both “Ancient and Modern” and “Songs of Fellowship” to sing traditional and more modern hymns and intermingle Taize chants and prayers in our worship. 

Sweffling
Saxmundham
IP17 2BL

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