Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Little Finborough

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

Although the church building at LIttle Finborough remains closed due to coronavirus, there are a variety of options for private prayer and worship across this Benefice.

Each week there will be an 11am service of Holy Communion in one of the larger churches (please contact Revd Chris to book your place) as well as a 9.30am Zoom service that people are welcome to attend from wherever they are. Weather permitting, Evening services will take place in all of the smaller churches throughout the summer. Please check the summer service list (here) to find a service near you.

Churches currently open for private prayer are: St Andrews Great Finborough: Saturday 10-12 and Tuesday 2-4pm and St Mary's Combs: Wednesdays 2.30-4.30pm

Join us for Sunday worship on Zoom - contact Revd Chris for details

View the Sunday Sermon, listen to our music choices and join in with the children's activities here.

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.

Our Rector is the Reverend Chris Childs.
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.

Get in touch

Revd Chris Childs

The Rectory, 135 Poplar Hill, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

27 September 2020 Video Service

Every day at midnight for 24h

Video service

To join this service live by Zoom, please contact The Rev Chris Childs on [email protected] for details
Recorded worship with music, a sermon.
Click on MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT to go to the Benefice page for the content of the service.

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Recorded service

Information explaining the suspension of services

18 Mar 2020, 5:15 p.m.