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.

MARCH SERVICES AT STOKE BY NAYLAND

         

Sunday 3rd March

Sunday next before Lent

6,30pm Evensong

Ministry Team

         

Sunday 10th March

The First Sunday of Lent

8.00am Holy Communion

Revd Mark Woodrow

         

Sunday 17th March

 The Second Sunday of Lent

10.00am Holy Communion & Baptism

Revd Mark Woodrow

         

Sunday 24th March

The Third Sunday of Lent

8.00am Holy Communion

10.00am Morning Prayer

Revd Mark Woodrow

David Rowe

         

Sunday 31st March

The Fourth Sunday of Lent

Mothering Sunday

8.00am Holy Communion

4.00pm Messy Church in Village Hall

Revd Mark Woodrow

Ministry Team

         
 

LINKS

     
 

WISTON

LEAVENHEATH

NAYLAND

POLSTEAD

         
   

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