All Saints Church
All Saints Church is a Grade I listed building. Fairly remote from the main population, it is set high on a hill in a secluded churchyard that is accessed through a farmyard. This makes it a very tranquil place, somewhere you can come and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The wildlife and flora is something we make sure to preserve and highly treasure, as evidenced by our involvement with the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.
All Saints is part of a three-church Benefice, joined with St Mary, Bures and St Edmund, Assington. It is a pleasant and simple church of Saxon origin with beautifully decorated stained glass windows. We have a regular organist, Stuart Mathieson, a brilliant musician holding a BA Hons in music who plays All Saints’ 1930’s organ.
There are six bells hanging in the tower, two of these are of national importance as they were cast in 1399 and 1597, the other three cast around the 1700s, and the sixth bell was newly cast during the restoration process. You can find out about our restoration project here.
The churchyard is the original, well maintained by the Church and still used for burials today. Adjacent behind a hedge is a large piece of land which provides an ample car park and a public footpath that goes through the churchyard. Situated in the churchyard close to the Church is the "Schoolroom". Originally a Victorian Sunday School, it was destroyed by a falling tree in the 1980's and has been rebuilt with a modern kitchen and fully refurbished toilet facilities catering for the disabled.
We are very conscious of making the Church available, comfortable and accessible to everyone. The church has a first-class sound system, central heating, ramps if required and large print service sheets and hymn books. Everyone is very warmly welcomed and the church can always be opened for viewing by one of the Churchwardens. Contact information can be found in the church porch or from our Contact page.