- Oaks Farm House
- Hadleigh Road
- Holton St Mary
- CO7 6NW
Services in October/ November For the moment these are the times and places for our services:
Holton St Mary 6pm Evening Prayer with Holy Communion
Higham 10am Holy Communion
Raydon 10am Holy Communion
SSM Parish Room 10am Family Hour
Stratford St Mary 10am Holy Communion for All Saints & All Souls’ Day
Wednesday 21st October
A mid-week service of Morning Prayer in the Parish Rm, SSM will take place on at 10am. Please contact Christine Cousins 01206 322530 if you would like to attend.
THE CHURCHES IN OUR BENEFICE
ARE NOW OPEN FOR PRAYER
Stratford St Mary (Lady Chapel - accessed via churchyard) will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.
Pre-Covid Service Information
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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where we hope to have our Zoom link to services available soon.