Higham, Holton St Mary, Raydon, Stratford St Mary

Four churches united by God and his people

  • Oaks Farm House
  • Hadleigh Road
  • Holton St Mary
  • Suffolk
  • CO7 6NW

01473 312046
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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 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.


**Special Zoom ‘Parent Sunday’ Family Hour - 21st June, 10am**

Giving thanks for all our Mums and Dads

Churches Open for Private Prayer

From Monday 22nd June within the Benefice we plan to open one of our churches every day for private prayer.  The churches will be open on a regular rotation basis from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm every day.  Further details to be confirmed.


Within the Benefice we are grateful for continued support / donations that are vital in helping us keep our churches going.

If you would like to maintain your usual level of giving to any of the Benefice churches, but are unable to because of the suspension of weekly services, you could either send a cheque (made out to the church of your choice) by post to Frances Torrington, the Benefice Administrator at Oaks Farm House, Holton St Mary, CO7 6NW

and she will pass it onto the relevant church or you can make a payment directly to the church of your choice by either contacting the Churchwarden of the church or Frances Torrington (01473 312046) for bank details. 

Three churches in our Benefice are part of the Parish Giving Scheme and if would you like to learn more about this scheme please contact Frances Torrington.