Higham, Holton, Raydon, Stratford

Four churches united by God and his people

  • The Rectory
  • Raydon
  • Ipswich
  • Suffolk
  • IP7 5LH

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Our Benefice consists of the four small rural parishes of Higham, Holton St Mary, Raydon and Stratford St Mary, on the south-eastern Suffolk/Essex border, in beautiful Constable country, bounded by the rivers Stour and Brett.  We are in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, and in the Deanery of Hadleigh.

Our challenge, our mission, and our vision is 'Telling the story.  Inviting others. Blessing the world.'

Please explore the pages on our churches, our services and our events, and join us whenever you can.  We promise to give you a warm welcome.


Nadja Janjic, an undergraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music in London, will be giving a concert of classical guitar music in Stratford St Mary church at 7.30 p.m. on 20 October.  She will be performing pieces by Brower, Sor, Dowald, Dyens and Legnani.  Tickets (£5 per person) will be available on the door, and light refreshments will be available at the interval.


I will be leaving the benefice on 26 November to take up the post of Canon Pastor of Wells Cathedral.  This website will be updated at that point and contact details will be changed.

I have loved being the Rector of these four parishes for the last 9 years, and it is with very mixed feelings that I shall leave Suffolk for the West Country.  My blessings go out to all who live in our parishes, and to all with whom I have come into contact over this last decade.  May God be with you.