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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 FOR 2018
What kind of services?
The monthly 8 a.m. service at Higham from April to September inclusive is a Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion service with a short sermon.
The 10 a.m. service is usually Common Worship Holy Communion (but see exceptions below).
The evening service in the churches is usually a said Book of Common Prayer service of Evening Prayer with a short sermon; Holton sometimes uses Common Worship Daily Prayer instead.
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. SSM
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 p.m. Higham (April - September inclusive Higham has an 8 a.m. Communion instead of 5 p.m. Evensong)
On 5th Sundays everyone in the Deanery is invited to go to one of the churches in the Deanery for a Deanery Eucharist at 10.30 a.m., followed by refreshments.
2nd: 10 a.m. SSM Harvest. 6.30 p.m. Holton
9th: 10 a.m. Higham Harvest. In the afternoon we are making a Benefice trip to the Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds
16th: 10 a.m. Holton Harvest (Celebrant and Preacher: Revd Eric Fisher)
23rd: 10 a.m. Raydon Harvest (Celebrant and Preacher: Revd Janice White), SSM Parish Room
30th: 10.30 a.m. Deanery Eucharist at Hintlesham
7th: 10 a.m. SSM Baptism of Coben Leonard Bilton-Heenan and Eva Rose Naya. 5 p.m. Holton
14th: 10 a.m. Higham. 5 p.m. Raydon
21st: 10 a.m. Holton. 5 p.m. SSM
28th: 10 a.m. Raydon, SSM Parish Room
4th: 10 a.m. SSM
11th: 10.50 a.m. Special services in all 4 of the Benefice churches for Remembrance Sunday (Revd Rosalind at Holton, where Communion will be offered after the main service)
18th: 10 a.m. Holton. 5 p.m. SSM
25th: 10 a.m. Raydon
2nd: 10 a.m. Holton (Celebrant and Preacher: Revd John Druce). 5 p.m. SSM Advent Carol Service
9th: 10 a.m. Higham (Celebrant and Preacher: Revd John Druce). 5 p.m. Raydon
16th: 10 a.m. Raydon (Celebrant and Preacher: Revd John Druce). 6.30 p.m. Holton Carol Service
23rd: 10 a.m. SSM (Celebrant and Preacher: Revd John Druce). 5.30 p.m. Higham Carol Service
24th: 10 a.m. Raydon Crib Service. 11.30 p.m. Holton Midnight Mass (Celebrant and Preacher: Revd Sue Foster)
25th: 10 a.m. Higham Christmas Morning Family Eucharist (Celebrant and Preacher: Revd David Atkins)
30th: 10.30 a.m. Deanery Eucharist at Hadleigh