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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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.


I will be leaving the Benefice on 26 November to take up the post of Canon Pastor of Wells Cathedral.  I am most grateful to Mrs Frances Torrington for volunteering to be our Administrator from that date to take over most of the administrative tasks that I have done up till now.

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.