Stoke-by-Nayland, St Mary, Stoke-by-Nayland

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One of the largest and finest churches in Suffolk, with a history stretching back to the 10th century, but refashioned in the Perpendicular style by the Howards, Dukes of Norfolk, in the late 1400s.   Its tower dominates the landscape of Dedham Vale, and can be seen for miles around.   Its outstanding treasure is the 15th century carved oak doors in the south porch, unique in Suffolk, but the font is very fine, and no less a person than the artist John Constable has said that “the lofty and slender proportions of the tower arch are the crowning beauty of the whole interior.”   The brass of Sir William de Tendring (d.1408) is held to be one of the first portrait brasses, and there are two major 17th century memorials, to Lady Anne Windsor and Sir Francis Mannock.

For lots of pictures see http://www.suffolkchurches.co.uk/stoken.htm

St Mary's is part of the Benefice of Stoke-by-Nayland with Leavenheath and Polstead, and Nayland with Wissington; part of the Hadleigh Deanery.

 

Features & Facilities

Accessibility

Toilets

Accessible toilet

Level entrance to nave

Hearing (induction) Loop

Off-street car parking nearby on Recreation Ground

Large print prayer & hymn books for visitors

Our Building

Listed Grade 1

Music and Worship

Bell Ringing
Contact Jeremy Bloomfield 01 206 265 979

Concerts / Live Music

Organ

Grand piano

Morning Prayer, Evensong and HC2 are BCP

Groups, Courses and Activities

Bible Group, currently working through Acts for All by Tom Wright.
Meets every 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm.
Contact Adam Sedgwick, 01 206 262 437

Meditation Group.
Meets every Thursday at 7 pm.
Contact June Smith, 01206 263 225

Friends of St Mary’s
Contact David Eking, 01206 337 477

Help for Visitors

Multi-lingual printed guides to the church

Other Features

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In the first instance please contact our Benefice Administrator:
Nicola Thorogood
Newtons Farm, Wissington, Nayland, Colchester CO6 4LX
(t) 01206 262453
(e) nicola.church@yahoo.com

For pastoral support or assistance please contact:
The Revd. Mark Woodrow (Priest in Charge)
St James Vicarage, Bear Street, Nayland CO6 4LA
(t) 01206 262150
(e) revdmarkwoodrow@gmail.com

or

The Revd. Val Armstrong (Assistant Priest - SSM)
(t) 01206 262814
(e) mrsvarmstrong@hotmail.com
Please note that Val is 'off duty' during the 4th week of the month
01206262453 (Nicola Thorogood - Benefice Administrator) or 01206262150 (The Revd Mark Woodrow - Priest in Charge)

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  • Special Events
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Crib Service
A simple service to tell the Christmas Story especially for Children
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee
 
Carols by Candlelight
Our traditional 9 lessons and carols but with the magical addition of candlelight. All are welcome - bring your family and friends
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee
 
Benefice Midnight Mass (First Communion of Christmas)
Benefice Holy Communion to Celebrate the Birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. All are welcome - Bring your friends and family and start your Christmas the right way!
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
 
Family Eucharist for Christmas Day
A special family Holy Communion Service to celebrate Christmas
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
 
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Sunday

Holy communion 2
An HC for early morning risers
Every first Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
until Sunday 31st December 2017
Common Worship
Benefice Communion
Sunday Benefice service when all 5 Parishes come together to worship on rotation each 4th. Sunday. On 25th. September 2016 at Stoke on the Theme of Creation
Every 4th. Sunday
Every fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
until Sunday 18th December 2016
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Holy Communion 2
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
until Sunday 31st December 2017
Morning Prayer
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
until Sunday 31st December 2017
Deanery Service HC.1
On the 5th. Sunday a Deanery Celebration for all parishes at St.Marys Hadleigh of H.C followed by a bring and share lunch. Please park in the Public Car Park over the road. Disabled parkers drive to front of Church.
Every fifth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Messy Church
A service for families with special provision for children Do come and join in the fun and worship. Also helpers wanted, you would be most welcome. Light refreshments provided
Not in July and August
Every fourth Sunday at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Resumes Sunday 25th September 2016
Sung Evensong
Every first Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
until Sunday 31st December 2017
Printer friendly list of events
Crib Service
A simple service to tell the Christmas Story especially for Children
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Carols by Candlelight
Our traditional 9 lessons and carols but with the magical addition of candlelight. All are welcome - bring your family and friends
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Benefice Midnight Mass (First Communion of Christmas)
Benefice Holy Communion to Celebrate the Birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. All are welcome - Bring your friends and family and start your Christmas the right way!
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Family Eucharist for Christmas Day
A special family Holy Communion Service to celebrate Christmas
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship

Features

Toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight

 

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Church Open Church is normally open daily during the day.- however, please contact us if you are planning to travel some distance to visit, so we can confirm that the church is available.
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2038
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Mrs SEF Holden St John the Baptist, Oxford
Archdeaconry: IPSWICH (331)
Deanery: HADLEIGH (33103)
Parish Legal Name: STOKE BY NYLAND (330068 33/68)
CofE Church Info: (633068 33/68)
Short URL: acny.uk/2038/
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The current editor is: David Rowe

This page was last updated on Wednesday 17th August 2016
 
 
 
Stoke-by-Nayland, St Mary : Church Street, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, CO6 4QU

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