Debenham, St Mary Magdalene, Debenham

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The Benefice is advertising for a new parish priest, and the details are on the Diocese website at

During the time whilst we are waiting for a new parish priest, please contact the Benefice Administrator (click on "Contact Us").

For contact details of Debenham Parish Magazine, click on Click on "About the Parish" at the bottom right-hand corner of this page. To advertise in the magazine and see advertising rates, click on the link "Parish Magazine" on the right-hand side of the screen.

To hire Dove Cottage, go to the "Features and Facilities" tab and click on the icon which looks like a hall.

You can now see many photographs of Debenham Church and read more information on Simon's Suffolk Churches website at or click on the link Simon's Suffolk Churches - more information on Debenham church" in the section "Pages and Link" on the right of this page. Further information is available at

For information on weddings at this church, look down "Pages and Links" on the right and click on Weddings. For information about genealogy, history and parish records look down "Pages and Links" on the right and click on Geneaology and History.

For contact information for people in the benefice including the Ministry Team, wardens and PCC roles, click on Who's Who in the Benefice under "Pages and Links" on the right.

Archdeaconry of Suffolk, Loes Deanery

Patronage: Lord Chancellor, Lord Henniker, MMCET (Martyrs’ Memorial and Church of England Trust, now administered by CPAS), Bishop, Lord Tollemache – in turn.

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Tony Hutt (Benefice Administrator)
19 Priory Lane,
IP14 6QD
(01728) 860173 or 07906 614328

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Family Service (CW)
A modern service format with hymns and the choir. Join us afterwards in Dove Cottage for refreshments. There is an area in the church for young children and a few toys, or bring your own. This service does not have communion.
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Holy Communion (CW)
A modern service format with hymns and the choir. Join us afterwards in Dove Cottage for refreshments. There is an area in the church for young children and a few toys, or bring your own.
Every second third and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM
Refreshments Common Worship
United Benefice Service (Holy Communion, CW)
This service is for all the congregations in the Benefice to meet and worship together - please come to Debenham if you can. A sung service with choir, with readers from one of the other parishes in the Benefice; there will usually be a retiring collection nfor a charity nominated by that parish.
Every fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM
Refreshments Common Worship


Evening Prayer
During our interregnum, until a Parish Priest is appointed, we have an Evening Prayer service each Wednesday at 6pm in the choir stalls. Just turn up! We are particularly focussed on praying for the appointment process and the right person to be appointed. This service may follow the Common Worship format, depending on who leads it.
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Refreshments Common Worship


Holy Communion (CW)
This service is open to all. There are no hymns but there's a jolly good sermon by the Rector - why not come along? It is followed by the Ministry Team meeting in Dove Cottage.
Every first Thursday at 7:30 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight

Brass Rubbing

Lent courses and Advent courses are run from time to time.
Church Open 8am to at least 4pm every day, normally to 7pm when Evening Prayer is said.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire Dove Cottage is next to the church and available for hire. For booking or access contact Ray Watts on (01728) 860255.
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2306
Built: Soon after 1000 AD
Style of worship: Relatively low church
Our Patron: Lord Henniker Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Archdeaconry: SUFFOLK (333)
Deanery: LOES (33305)
Benefice: Debenham & Helmingham (33/078CL)
Parish Legal Name: Debenham (330441 )
CofE Church Info: (633441 33/441)
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The current editor is: Tony Hutt

This page was last updated on Tuesday 29th November 2016
Debenham, St Mary Magdalene : High Street, Debenham, Suffolk, IP14 6QN - At the top of the hill on the north side. Vehicle access is from Cross Green (east of the church) and there is a public car park there. Parking at the church itself is very limited.


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