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 3rd December, YHA Hostel, Blaxhall. All are welcome.
- Blaxhall Christmas Concert and Blaxhall Tea, 3pm Saturday 7th December, in the Village Hall with the Royal British Legion Training Band. Tickets (£5) from Sheila Scopes, 01728 688178.
- Rev'd Celia Cook: We are delighted to learn that the Reverend Celia Cook (currently Curate in Aldeburgh) is to join the Benefice as Curate after Christmas 2013 and will be helping to look after the Benefice when Barrie Slatter retires. This is excellent news and we look forward to welcoming Celia to Blaxhall.
Upcoming Services and Events 2013
- 3rd November, All Saints Day, 9.30am Holy Communion (CW)
- 10th November, Remembrance Sunday, 10.45am Remembrance Service, Farnham
- 17th November, Second Sunday before Advent, 8.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
- 24th November, Christ the King, 9.30am Morning Prayer (CW)
- 1st December, Advent Sunday, 9.30am Holy Communion (CW)
- 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!)