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. 


Our Lent Course this year will be using the newly-written Diocesan course called 'Living our Gifts'.  It will be held on/at the following dates and venues from 2.30-4 p.m., ending with tea:

7 March:  the Rectory, Raydon

16 March:  at the Appletons', Hadleigh Road, Holton St Mary

22 March:  Hazel Cottage, Stratford St Mary

30 March:  tba

12 April:  the Rectory, Raydon

All are welcome - do come and join us for all or some of these sessions.