Higham, Holton St Mary, Raydon, Stratford St Mary

Four churches united by God and his people

  • The Rectory
  • Hadleigh Road
  • Raydon
  • Suffolk
  • IP7 5LH

07947 737789
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Who are we?

We are a Benefice of four different parishes - Higham, Holton St Mary, Raydon and Stratford St Mary - who were brought together by the Diocese some years ago.  Each church maintains its own unique, historic identity within its own village, and its PCC and finances are dealt with separately from the other churches.  But we are more and more functioning as one worshipping community, with our worship rota containing one morning and one evening service a month for each church.  Please see our Services page for where the services are held month by month.

Rector:  Rev'd Manette Crossman:  Tel. 07947 737789

Email: Rev'd Manette

Assistant Priest:  Rev'd Nicola Tindall: Tel 01787 212340
 Rev'd Nicola

Lay Elder:  Sandy Ranson: Tel 01206 322156

Email: Sandy Ranson

Please contact Rev'd Manette if you or your children would like to be baptized, if you would like to get married in one of our churches, or if you need to arrange a loved one’s funeral.
Home Communion for the housebound can also be arranged.
If you would like to know more about Confirmation, please get in touch with Rev’d Manette. 

Regular updates about what is going on in our parishes can be found on the Benefice Facebook page:



Higham             Hugo Parker  01206 337234                 

Holton               Richard Noel      01206 298276
                           Paul Torrington  01473 312046

Raydon             Geoff Horrex       01473 310422

Stratford           Sandy Ranson    01206 322156

Benefice Safeguarding Officer:

We are very grateful that Martin O’Brien has agreed to be our new Safeguarding Officer for the Benefice. Martin has now completed all the training and his contact detail are as follows:

Tel. 07964 543718
Email: martinobrien@orwellpark.org


Within the Benefice we are grateful for continued support / donations that are vital in helping us keep our churches going.

Two of our churches have joined the Give A Little campaign and you can donate to these churches via the following link:

St Mary's Church, Stratford St Mary: 


St Mary's Church, Holton St Mary: 


St Mary's Church, Raydon:

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