St Mary the Virgin, East Bergholt

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East Bergholt parish (for boundary see is in a shared benefice with Brantham parish.

Welcome! Our benefice website will give you details of forthcoming services and activities, and information about baptisms, weddings and funerals plus much more! Go to or

We love worshipping God and there is a broad spectrum of services. You should be able to find a service that helps you meet with God and know that you have been in his presence. Our unique set of bells in the bellcage call people to worship every Sunday and are rung from 9.30.

Usual Sunday service times are 8.00am (BCP Holy Communion) and 10.00am (type of service varies). Our Director of Music Martin Huggett is keen to recruit new members to the choir. Contact him on 01206 395927. The robed choir sing at Eucharistic services and we have a strong choral Matins tradition.

We believe God heals today and there are regular healing services throughout the year. Our Toddler anCarers group meets on alternate Fridays from 9.30-11.30. Contact Liz Digby for details 01473 312281.

Please contact the Rector for details on all services as there are occasional variations.

We love doing weddings. We will work with you to help you make your wedding very personal and special within the confines of Anglican liturgy. Please contact the Rector to book your date as early as possible. Bookings already being taken for two years hence! You might like to consult to help your planning.

Baptisms take place usually during a Family Service in the main Sunday service at 10.00. 

Usual pattern 2014:  1st Sunday Benefice communion at 10.00 in East Bergholt or 11.00 in Brantham (check thechurch  website for venue) 2nd Sunday Communion, 3rd Sunday Family service, 4th Sunday Choral Matins. Check the website as there are liturgical variations!

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Rev Canon Stephne van der Toorn
The Rectory
Rectory Lane
CO11 1PZ
(01206) 392646

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Celebrating the Resurrection Easter Communion
Common Worship Communion including decorating the Cross with flowers
Sunday 16th April 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
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Said Holy Communion Quiet and traditional service, for adults. Typically 7-20 people. Not on Christmas day or the Sunday after Christmas
Every Sunday except Christmas Day and New Year's Day 2012
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 50 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
For details consult the benefice website Usual pattern: Benefice Service 1st Sunday alternates between East Bergholt at 10.00 and Brantham at 11.00 . All 10.00am Services last approximately 1 hour ten minutes and are followed by Tea / Coffee. Typically 50-70 people. 1st Sunday is benefice communion, 2nd Sunday parish communion, 3rd Sunday Family Service (sometimes with baptisms) and 4th Sunday choral Matins
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Choral Matins
Choral Matins (BCP) on 4th Sundays in 2017. Check the church website as there are some changes to this pattern.
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM for 55 minutes
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer


Holy Communion BCP, 1st Wednesday of the month, anyone welcome.
Monthly but not in August
Every first Wednesday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Book of Common Prayer


Toddler group
Meets on alternate Fridays from 9.30 till 11.30. Games, songs, refreshments, time to chat. Contact Liz Digby 01473 312281
Resumes on the 6 January 2012
Every first and third Friday at 9:30 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Sign Language
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Celebrating the Resurrection Easter Communion
Common Worship Communion including decorating the Cross with flowers
Sunday 16th April 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship


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Incumbent: The Revd Canon Stephne VAN DER TOORN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2067
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Emmanual College Cambridge
Archdeaconry: IPSWICH (331)
Deanery: SAMFORD (33105)
Benefice: E Bergholt and Brantham (33/084BT)
Parish Legal Name: East Bergholt (330101 )
CofE Church Info: (633101 33/101)
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The current editor is: Stephne van der Toorn

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This page was last updated on Friday 4th November 2016
St Mary the Virgin : The Street, East Bergholt, Suffolk, CO7 6TA - The Church is in the centre of the village opposite Old Hall. Easy acess with flat paths and only a small step into the church. We do have wheelchair ramps if required. Parking is limited around the church, there is a public car park behind the Red Lion

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