Higham, Holton St Mary, Raydon, Stratford St Mary

Four churches united by God and his people

  • Oaks Farm House
  • Hadleigh Road
  • Holton St Mary
  • Suffolk
  • CO7 6NW

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 Services in September                               


We are delighted to announce that the                        

Churches will be open for Public                             

Services in September.                        


The vacancy has made it quite challenging

for the Churchwardens and Benefice Ministry                 

Team to arrange public services but we

are pleased that we have this as a plan                          

for September.                                                                                                     


6th September – 10am Stratford St Mary                            

Holy Communion

13th September – 6.30pm Holton St Mary                          

Evening Prayer (with Communion)                                                                   

20th September – 10am Higham

Holy Communion                                                                 

27th September – 10am Raydon          


Harvest Festival (with Communion)                                                                                   



House Group

There will be no House Group in September                                                                                                                                                                    

Midweek monthly Service

We hope to be able to offer a Midweek Service in the Parish Room on 16th September.



All are welcome in any of our churches open between 10.00 am and 4 pm. as follows: 

Monday: Higham

Tuesday: Holton St Mary

Wednesday: Stratford St Mary (Lady Chapel - accessed via churchyard)

Thursday: Higham

Friday: -

Saturday: Stratford St Mary (Lady Chapel - accessed via churchyard)

Sunday: Raydon


On the third Wednesday of each month there is a Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion service at 10 a.m. in the Parish Room at Stratford St Mary (green building in the middle of the village), followed by refreshments.

SUNDAY SERVICES (currently suspended)

What kind of services?

The 10 a.m. service is usually Common Worship Holy Communion, but we sometimes have baptisms or other events during that service.  

The evening service in the churches is a said Book of Common Prayer service of Evening Prayer with a short sermon.  During the vacancy these services will be lay led.

10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (October-March) or 6.30 p.m. (April-September) services rotate around the parishes.  In principle, the pattern is as follows (but please note that the schedule may vary - especially in December - depending on special events, so please check individual dates):

1st Sunday    10 a.m. Stratford St Mary (SSM) Family Communion in the church.  5 p.m./6.30 p.m. Holton St Mary

2nd Sunday    10 a.m. Higham. 5/6.30 p.m. Raydon

3rd Sunday    10 a.m. Holton.  5/6.30 p.m. Stratford St Mary

4th Sunday  10 a.m. Raydon (Holy Communion) + SSM Family Hour with refreshments and activities for children in the Parish Room (green building in the middle of the village).  5/6.30 p.m. Higham.

On 5th Sundays in 2020 we shall be reverting to a Benefice service, rotating round the parishes (see below for locations).

Due to Covid19 all services in the Benefice have been suspended until further notice.  We will keep you updated as and when there is any new information.

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