St Margaret's, Stoven

At just under 750 acres and with only 32 dwellings, Stoven is the smallest village in the Hundred River and Wainford Benefice. St Margaret's Church is situated to the southeast of the village and is a Victorian restoration completed in the late 1850's. The building retains its original 11th Century Norman doorways, and because the village name is Anglo Saxon in origin it is possible an earlier church may have stood on the same site.

The church had been closed for several years with the then small congregation attending services at nearby St Peter’s church in Brampton. When, however, the threat of demolition was imposed on St Margaret's by the Diocese in 1996, the local residents came together to form a new PCC to try and save what was, and through their perseverance, still is an important Grade 2* listed building

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Revd Mark Bee

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27 School Road

NR34 8NZ
07932 650085
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Our parish of St Margaret's, Stoven 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). Our Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts 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 the PSO, Ann Hastings-Payne or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, using the link below. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

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