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. 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 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).


17th: 10.00 am SSM (please note) (Reverend Janice White).  5.00 pm Holton (please note).

24th: 10.00 am Raydon (Revd David Atkins) & SSM Family Hour.  5.00 pm Higham.


1st:10.00 am SSM (Reverend John Druce ).   5.00pm Advent Carol Service with The Marenzio Singers at Holton with Reverend Mark Woodrow.  

8th: 10.00 am Higham (Reverend Janice White). 5.00 pm Raydon

15th: 10.00 am Raydon (Reverend David Atkins), 4.30 pm Carol Service at SSM, 6.30 pm Carol Service at Holton

22nd: 10.00 am Holton (Reverend John Druce) & SSM Family Hour, 4.30 pm Carol Service at Higham, 6.30 pm Carol Service at Raydon.

24th: 4.00 pm Christingle Crib Servce at Raydon. 

24th 11.30 pm Midnight Mass at Higham.

25th: 10.00 am Christmas Day (Reverend David Atkins) at SSM.

29th: 10.30 am Deanery Eucharist - Stoke by Nayland



10.00 am Stratford St Mary (Reverend Janice White ).   

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


10.00 am Higham (Reverend John Druce). 

5.00 pm BCP Evening Prayer at Raydon (Lay led)


10.00 am Raydon (Reverend Eric Fisher).

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


10.00 am Holton (Reverend John Druce).

10.00 am SSM Family Hour.  

5.00 pm BCP Evening at Higham (Lay Led)