Higham, Holton St Mary, Raydon, Stratford St Mary

Four churches united by God and his people

  • Oaks Farm House
  • Holton St Mary
  • Ipswich
  • Suffolk
  • CO7 6NW

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MIDWEEK COMMUNION

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 and 2019

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).

FEBRUARY

23rd

10.00 am Raydon (Reverend Eric Fisher).

10.00 am SSM Family Hour (Lay led).

March

1st:

10.00 am Stratford St Mary (Reverend John Druce).   

5.00pm BCP Evening Prayer at Holton St Mary (Lay led)

8th:

10.00 am Higham (Reverend Tim Jones DDO). 

5.00 pm BCP Evening Prayer at Raydon (Lay led)

15th:

10.00 am Holton (Reverend Janice White).

5.00 pm BCP Evening Prayer at Stratford St Mary (Lay led)

22nd: 

10.00 am Raydon (Reverend Eric Fisher).

10.00 am SSM Family Hour.  

5.00 pm BCP Evening at Higham (Lay Led)

29th: 

10.00 am Raydon Benefice Service with Reverend Canon David Atkins

APRIL: 

5th: 

10.00 am Stratford St Mary (Reverend Eric Fisher ).   

6.30 pm BCP Evening Prayer at Holton St Mary (Lay led)

6th: Compline at Stratford St Mary at 6.30 pm

7th: Compline at Higham at 6.30 pm

8th: Compline at Raydon at 6.30 pm

9th: Maundy Thursday Service at Holton St Mary at 6.30 pm

10th: Good Friday Walk of Witness: details TBC

11th: Holy Saturday Easter Vigil: Higham at 7.30 pm

12th: 

8.00 am Sunrise Easter Service at Raydon 

10.00 am Easter Day Eucharist at Stratford St Mary

19th: 

10.00 am Raydon (Reverend Canon David Atkins)  - please note change of date

6.30 pm  Straford St Mary Evening Prayer (Lay Led)

26th:

10.00 am Holton St Mary (Reverend Eric Fisher) - please note change of date

10.00 am SSM Family Hour.  

5.00 pm BCP Evening at Higham (Lay Led)