Higham, Holton, Raydon, Stratford

Four churches united by God and his people

  • The Rectory
  • Raydon
  • Ipswich
  • Suffolk
  • IP7 5LH

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Our Benefice consists of the four small rural parishes of Higham, Holton St Mary, Raydon and Stratford St Mary, on the south-eastern Suffolk/Essex border, in beautiful Constable country, bounded by the rivers Stour and Brett.  We are in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, and in the Deanery of Hadleigh.

Our challenge, our mission, and our vision is 'Telling the story.  Inviting others. Blessing the world.'

Please explore the pages on our churches, our services and our events, and join us whenever you can.  We promise to give you a warm welcome.



We found such delight in taking walks together to pray in God's beautiful creation in response to our Archbishops' request in the week before Pentecost that we have decided to continue the habit over the summer months, replacing our weekly Silent Prayer, which will resume in the autumn.  So we shall walk together for an hour a week, as follows:

19 September:  2 p.m. starting from Holton church

28 September:  11.30 a.m. starting from Stratford church and ending with a pub lunch 

From October onwards we shall revert to having Morning Prayer in rotation around our churches.  Please see the 'Services' page to see when and where we shall meet.