Higham, Holton St Mary, Raydon, Stratford St Mary

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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.


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. 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).  5/6.30 p.m. Higham.

On 5th Sundays in 2019 we shall be reverting to a Benefice service, rotating round the parishes (see below for locations), except for the last Sunday of December, which will remain a Deanery Eucharist at 10.30 a.m. at one of the 5 big churches in our Deanery (in 2019 it will be at SSM).


7th:  10 a.m. SSM (Revd David Atkins) and Baptism.  6.30 p.m. Holton

14th:  10 a.m. Higham Palm Sunday (Revd Liz Law).  6.30 p.m. Raydon

15th:  Holton     )

16th:  Raydon    )  6.30 p.m. Compline

17th:  SSM        )

18th:  6.30 p.m. Higham Maundy Thursday Liturgy (Revd Janice White)

19th:  Good Friday Walk of Witness starting at 9 a.m. from SSM.  9.20 am depart and walk to Higham Church.  Arrive at Higham Church at approximately 10.45 am for a short service and coffee.  Leave to walk to Holton, arriving at Holton at approx 12.15 pm for a short service followed by soup and bread roll in the village hall at approximately 12.45 pm.  Depart Holton for Raydon arriving in Raydon for 2.45 pm approximately for a service at 3.00 pm.

20th:  7.30 p.m. Raydon Easter Vigil (Nicola Tindall)

21st:  10 a.m. Holton Easter Sunday (Revd Janice White)

28th:  10 a.m. Raydon (Revd Eric Fisher) + SSM Family Hour.  6.30 p.m. Higham


5th:  10 a.m. SSM (Revd Janice White) with Baptism.  6.30 p.m. Holton

12th:  10 a.m. Higham (Revd Eric Fisher) and Baptism.  6.30 p.m. Raydon

19th:  10 a.m. Holton (Revd John Druce).  6.30 p.m. SSM

26th:  10 a.m. Raydon (Revd Eric Fisher) + SSM Family Hour.  6.30 p.m. Higham


2nd:  10 a.m. SSM (Revd John Druce) and Baptism.  6.30 p.m. Holton

9th:  10 a.m. Higham Pentecost (Revd John Druce).  6.30 p.m. Raydon

16th:  10 a.m. Holton Trinity Sunday (Communion by Extension, Nicola Tindall). 6.30 p.m. SSM

23rd:  10 a.m. Raydon (Revd David Atkins) + SSM Family Hour.  6.30 pm. Higham

30th:  10 a.m. Holton (Communion by Extension, Christine).  6.30 p.m. SSM (Taize Worship) tbc


7th:  10 a.m. SSM (Revd John Druce).  6.30 pm. Holton

14th:  10 a.m. Higham (Revd David Atkins).  6.30 p.m. Raydon

21st:  10 a.m. Holton (Revd John Druce).  6.30 p.m. SSM

28th:  10 a.m. Raydon (Revd Janice White).  6.30 p.m. Higham


4th:  10 a.m. SSM (Revd David Atkins)

11th:  10 a.m. Higham (Communion by Extension, Nicola Tindall)

18th:  10 a.m. Holton (Revd Janice White)

25th:  10 a.m. Raydon (Revd John Druce)