Church

St. Peter's Church, Blaxhall, built in the 14th century, is set within a hedged graveyard. It is a warm and welcoming village church, with the touch of local hands through the ages very much in evidence.
St. Peter's is now in need of some repairs to the exterior fabric. Details are available on display boards in the Church porch. The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is currently fundraising so as to be able to undertake these repairs as soon as possible. If you would like to make a contribution to the £30,000 cost of the repairs, please contact the Treasurer, Sheila Scopes, on 01728 688178

The rôle of our local vicar was fulfilled by Rev'd Barrie Slatter until his retirement on 9th February 2014. We wish Barrie and Susan a long and happy retirement.

During the Interregnum all Pastoral enquiries should go to our ordained local minister, Nigella Youngs-Dunnett (see below for contact) and administrative matters are being looked after by the Benefice Administrator, Ann Boulter (contact details below).

Our lay elder is Shirley Leeks. Our Churchwardens at Blaxhall are Robin Graham and Sue Cowling.

News:

  • Blaxhall Community Lunch Club. By popular request, a new venture, 12.30pm Tuesday 6th May 2014, YHA Hostel, Blaxhall. To book call Sue on 01728 689177. All are welcome.

Upcoming Services and Events 2014

  • 18th April, Good Friday, 6.30pm Cross of Christ
  • 20th April, Easter Day, 11.00am Holy Communion (CW)
  • 27th April, Second Sunday of Easter, 9.30am Morning Prayer (CW)
  • 4th May, 3rd Sunday of Easter, 9.30am Holy Communion (CW)

Contacts

  • Parish Administrator during the Interregnum, Ann Boulter 01728 603180
  • Nigella Youngs-Dunnett (Assistant Priest) 01728 688660
  • Robin Graham (Church Warden) 01728 602039
  • Sue Cowling (Church Warden) 01728 689177
  • Mike Cowling (Secy. Parochial Church Council) 01728 689177

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During Christmas 2003 (and over subsequent years) Philip Dunnett had the great idea of floodlighting the church, which made St Peter’s look comforting enough for me to creep around the graveyard in the dead of night taking photographs! Please click on the image for a high resolution version.

Simon Knott has included St Peter's on his Suffolk Churches website, and our place of worship also features on the Open Churches Trust site. Various facts, figures, dates, and old photos of the church can be found on our history pages and pictures taken from the tower can be found in the photograph section of the site

The greetings cards shown below are available for sale inside the church, with proceeds going towards church funds (no high-res versions of these - if you want one you’ll have to buy it!)

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