Five lovely Suffolk churches in the West of the County and situated just a short distance from Bury St Edmunds
Serving our communities and sharing God’s love and generosity
Thank you for visiting our website and welcome
Perhaps you are looking at our website because you are thinking of coming to church for the first time, or you might be returning after a period of being away. Maybe you have just moved to the area or are visiting; maybe you want to explore more about the Christian faith or ask questions about a special service, or maybe you are just looking – whatever the reason, you are very welcome!
Our benefice includes five lovely Suffolk churches, each with its own unique identity, and history that extends beyond 1,000 years! They are lovingly cared for by the people in the parishes who are all committed to keeping the churches in the best possible condition for both now, and for future generations. Our churches are open each day – offering a place of rest and reflection, a chance to pray and the opportunity to discover more about our work and the worshipping family of Christ.
Our services work on a rotation system and usually there is at least three Holy Communion services every Sunday morning (please see the monthly service listing for further information). We also have a short service of holy communion on a Tuesday morning at 0930 in Barrow, and Evening Prayer on a Thursday at 5.00pm which is by Zoom. Other services are also available such as a Pet Service, Taize, Songs of Praise, and Family Services. And of course, baptisms (christenings) and weddings. Our churches welcome children and families and we provide areas where children can play safely.
We are a very busy benefice committed to serving our community – from offering food to those who need additional support, or microwaves, slow cookers, warm clothing, and other forms of help. This, we believe, is sharing the love of Christ with our neighbour – we serve and reach out to all in love and generosity.
We are here for you. If you feel lonely or just keen to have a chat, give me a call. We can and will pray for you. If you need additional support, then make contact. And if you would like to join our family then you would be most welcome.
We hope you will find what you are looking for on this website. Do feel free to make contact if you need any further information.
With every blessing,
The Barrow Benefice has a history of outreach. From coffee mornings to supporting charities such as Water Aid, Tearfund, the Children’s Society, EACH and St Nicholas Hospice Care and Tayfen House. Find out about Pub Church and our Big Breakfast together with our Community Pantry, A Hardship Fund, Warm Rooms and a Microwave & Slow Cooker Project
What our benefice is doing to help save the planet
One of our many challenges, as members of Eco church, is to limit our waste by adhering to the principles of reduce, re-use, recycle – sometimes referred to as the ‘Three Rs’ of recycling. Find out more how you can get involved and how we can all help to save our planet
Our services take part over the five churches that make up our Benefice and you will be made very welcome. We also hold special services such as a Pet Service and of course at times such as Harvest Festival. Please take a look here at our Services for more information.
OUR SPECIAL SERVICES
If you are looking for our FULL LIST OF Services, they are listed separately
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OUR LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
If you are looking for our Services, they are listed separately
ECO CHURCH NEWS – No 120 Best native plants for attracting birds Part II
Our Tabletop Sale raised over £300 for Church funds
ECO CHURCH NEWS – No. 119 Best native plants for attracting birds Part I
ECO CHURCH NEWS – No. 118 Carbon Markets
ECO CHURCH NEWS – No. 117 Calculating your carbon footprint
Bishops’ Lent Appeal for Kagera
ECO CHURCH NEWS – No.116 Phase Out or Phase Down
Our Beautiful Churchyards
ECO CHURCH NEWS – No. 115 Make your own bird feeder
Carol Singing Results
Christmas Message from Bishop Martin
We produce an informative colour newsletter every Saturday – full of events, notices, prayers and details of the Bible readings for the forthcoming Sunday. Please do let us know if you would like to receive a copy.
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For an informal chat to find out more
please contact Lynda