St. Peter's Church, Blaxhall, built in the 14th century, is set within a hedged graveyard and has recently undergone refurbishment. It is a warm and welcoming village church, with the touch of local hands through the ages very much in evidence.
The rôle of our local vicar is fulfilled by Barrie Slatter. Our ordained local minister is Nigella Youngs-Dunnett and our lay elder is Shirley Leeks. Our churchwardens at Blaxhall are Robin Graham and Miranda Barclay.
- Blaxhall Community Coffee Morning, 10.30am Tuesday 4th June, YHA Hostel, Blaxhall. All are welcome.
- St Peter's Patronal Festival, Blaxhall Flower Festival and Blaxhall Art Exhibition 29th & 30th June, 11.00am until 5.00pm, St Peter's Church and the Blaxhall Village Hall. More details of the diverse programme of events to follow but please put the dates in your diary now. Anyone able to volunteer to assist please contact the Churchwardens or the PCC Secretary (details below).
Upcoming Services and Events 2013
- 2nd June, First Sunday after Trinity, 9.30am Holy Communion (CW)
- 9th June, Second Sunday after Trinity, 11.00am Morning Prayer (BCP)
- 16th June, Third Sunday after Trinity, 8.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
- 23rd June, Fourth Sunday after Trinity, 9.30am Morning Prayer
- 30th June, Fifth Sunday after Trinity, Patronal Festival Service, 11.00am Benefice Holy Communion
- Barrie Slatter (Rector) 01728 603180
- Nigella Youngs-Dunnett (Assistant Priest) 01728 688660
- Robin Graham (Church Warden) 01728 602039
- Miranda Barclay (Church Warden) 01728 688750
- Mike Cowling (Secy. Parochial Church Council) 01728 689177
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!)