Little Finborough, St Mary
St. Mary's Church, Little Finborough is part of the Combs and Finborough Benefice.
Welcome to St Mary' s Church, Little Finborough in Suffolk
The church is open daily from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm in the summer months, and 8.00 am to 4.00 pm in the winter months.
Each week there will be an 11am service of Holy Communion in one of the larger churches (please contact the appropriate churchwarden to book your place). Services at Little Finborough may be found on the Services and Events tab.
There is a 9.30am Zoom Spiritual Communion service each Sunday. People are welcome to attend from wherever they are. Contact Revd Canon Pauline Higham for details of how to join.
Please see the News or Coronavirus Precautions pages for details of the most recent guidelines and advice.
The church stands amid the fields of rural Suffolk. It is in a tranquil environment, suited to contemplation, meditation and to the worship of God. It is the focus of our church community which gathers week by week to engage with God’s Mission of love to the world. Will you join us on our journey?
The church is tiny, unlike many of the mighty churches of Suffolk. It was greatly renovated during the Victorian period, but retains features from the medieval period. Although it is not grand or impressive, it is charming, warm and welcoming. When the sun shines, it floods the interior of the building with light. The regular services follow the Book of Common Prayer. There are occasional special services, which follow different formats.We invite you to explore the pages on our church and our services, and promise to give you a warm welcome when you come to see us in person. We are in a benefice with Combs, Great Finborough, Buxhall, Onehouse, Harleston and Shelland who you will find have a similar focus for their work.
A new Rector, the Reverend Sarah Jenkins, has been appointed, but has not yet moved into the role.
Our Associate Priest is the Reverend Canon Pauline Higham.
The parish of Little Finborough: St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.