STOKE BY NAYLAND CHURCH

 

PARISH OF STOKE BY NAYLAND, ST MARY

THE CHURCH HAS ORIGINS IN THE 12TH CENTURY. ITS MOST VISIBLE FEATURE IS THE 120 FOOT TOWER. IT IS ONE OF THE GREAT WOOL CHURCHES OF SUFFOLK AND HAS THREE STARS IN ENGLAND'S THOUSAND BEST CHURCHES BY SIMON JENKINS. CONSIDERABLE SUMS HAVE BEEN SPENT ON THE CHURCH IN RECENT YEARS, INCLUDING A NEW HEATING SYSTEM, LOOS AND KITCHEN AREA, RESTORED MONUMENTS, RENOVATION OF THE REREDOS AND A NEW ORGAN CASE AND LECTERN.

ST. MARY'S CHURCH CAN ACCOMMODATE 300 WORSHIPERS AND HAS A WELL MAINTAINED GRAVEYARD

         

VISITORS INFORMATION

POST CODE

CO6 4QU

Visitors are warmly welcomed to attend the services at St Mary's.  If you are considering a weekend in the Dedham Vale why not attend our Sunday morning service in this magnificent building which is the subject of the last painting by John Constable? (The painting was recently exhibited at the Tate Gallery).  For those who appreciate music there are frequent concerts arranged by the Friends of the church.  At night the imposing height of the church can be seen from many miles away through the floodlight scheme, whereby sponsors can commemorate a happy event or remember a loved one by paying 6 to have the church floodlit for an evening.  The event will be recorded in the Parish Newsletter and in the commemoration book in the church.  Dedicated ramblers will find the church on the Stour Valley Path that runs between Haverhill and Manningtree.  There is a large car park on the adjacent village recreation ground available to visitors who attend the church.

DECEMBER SERVICES AT STOKE BY NAYLAND

         
 

Sunday 2nd December

Advent Sunday

6,30pm Evensong

Ministry Team

         
 

Sunday 9th December

The Second Sunday of Advent

8.00am Holy Communion

Revd Mark Woodrow

         
 

Sunday 16th December

 The Third Sunday of Advent

10.00am Holy Communion

Revd Mark Woodrow

         
Saturday 22nd December 6.00pm Carols on the Green Ministry Team
         
 

Sunday 23rd December

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

8.00am Holy Communion

10.00am Morning Prayer

Revd Mark Woodrow

David Rowe

         
Monday 24th December Christmas Eve 3.00pm Crib Service
6.30pm Carols by Candle
Ministry Team
Revd John Fowler
         
Tuesday 25th December Christmas Day 11.00am Family Eucharist Revd John Fowler
         
 

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