Category Archives: Suffolk

Woolpit, Suffolk – St Mary the Virgin

Woolpit stands on the old road to Ipswich and has some lovely houses in the centre – just a shame there are always so many cars parked there. Nice post box too. St Mary the Virgin, Woolpit – TL975625 – … Continue reading

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Tostock, Suffolk – St Andrew

Julie and I are in Suffolk for a couple of days – for Frank’s Memorial Service at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. We had time to visit two village churches near Bury St Edmunds – a reminder that the Suffolk church website … Continue reading

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Beccles, Suffolk – St Michael the Archangel

Although I spent a long time in Suffolk, I don’t ever recall having a walk around Beccles and the church of St Michael the Archangel. It is in the middle of the town, looking out over the Waveney and north … Continue reading

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Risby, Suffolk – St Giles

Just one trip into Suffolk this holiday – for an evening meal (getting a bit too dark for decent photos). Risby – a small village off the A14 – is a village that is special to us. The youngsters went … Continue reading

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Cockfield, Suffolk – St Peter

Cockfield is a village with eight greens. There’s a lot going on – see the village website. There is a lane from the war memorial, past the school, and up to the church – with beautiful Suffolk houses on either side. It is … Continue reading

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Bradfield St Clare, Suffolk – St Clare

Another of my lovely Suffolk churches – a small hamlet, and a church surrounded by fields. One of the fields nearby is the one where Edmund was martyred. Hoxne in East Suffolk will tell you it was there, but we … Continue reading

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Felsham, Suffolk – St Peter

Felsham is a village with the church in the centre, opposite the Six Bells pub, next to the shop and post office, with the village hall next to that. It had, and still has, a good community – we all … Continue reading

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Gedding, Suffolk – St Mary

I was Rector of Bradfield St Clare, Cockfield, Felsham and Gedding for four years from 1997. Gedding is a small village, the church and the phone box are the only public buildings in the village, and Felsham church is not … Continue reading

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Hessett, Suffolk – St Ethelbert

Hessett is just a mile or two down the road from Beyton, and the church is opposite the Five Bells pub. When we were here it was a smashing place to eat – we entertained lots of our fellow clergy … Continue reading

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Beyton, Suffolk – All Saints’

With my normal level of organisation I said to Julie “it’s either Beyton or Hessett that has a wall painting.” It’s Hessett – but first we parked at Beyton. Village around the Green, now (thankfully) bypassed, then the church set … Continue reading

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