is/our-village/churchesCHURCH OF ENGLAND
We have two beautiful churches in our villages: St Nicholas, Hintlesham and St Margaret & All Saints, Chattisham, which are part of the Benefice of Elmsett with Aldham, Hintlesham, Chattisham and Kersey, in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich.
The churches are generously supported by the charitable organisation, The Friends of Hintlesham with Chattisham Churches, and runs an annual Holiday Club in the summer for children in the parish. For more information, click on links.
We can also be found on Facebook @ The Church of England in Elmsett Aldham Kersey Hintlesham and Chattisham
Priest in Charge: Rev Jackson Crompton-Battersby (01473) 657349 / email: rev@kindchurch
Churchwardens: Hintlesham: Jenny Cox (01473) 652466 / Chattisham: Mark Walters (01473) 652773 Margaret Anderson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elders: Chris Banyard, Michael Deakin, John Mower, Mary Luxmore-Styles
Sunday Services: 9.30am
1st Sunday: Chattisham - Parish Eucharist
2nd Sunday: Hintlesham - Family Service
3rd Sunday: Chattisham - Parish Eucharist
4th Sunday: Hintlesham - All Age Eucharist
HINTLESHAM WAR MEMORIAL
Hintlesham War Memorial has recently undergone restoration in time for the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. For more information on this and the stories of those whose names appear on this memorial and the one in Chattisham Church, go to: www.hintleshamwarmemorial.com
A service of Remembrance was held at St Nicholas Church on 11th November to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, including a very moving presentation in memory of the 30 men from our two villages who lost their lives. A film of this is now available on the war memorial website (above).
Chattisham Church Restoration Update
We have not been able to continue with repairs in recent years, originally because structural engineers were monitoring the walls to measure how successful we had been in slowing down movement along the south side. Then some of the funds that we had available and earmarked for Chattisham were urgently required to pay VAT on repairs to the church roof in Hintlesham because it was leaking. Happily that work is now finished, the VAT will be returned, and so we can turn our attention again to Chattisham.
Thanks to the huge efforts of the Friends and local generosity we do have around £30,000 but we will need more even just to carry out essential repairs. Grants might be available, but they are usually easier to justify if the plans include ideas to use the church more than the current one hour a fortnight.
It would be really good to hear from all of you how you see the beautiful little church at Chattisham being restored and used more for the benefit of our community of two connected villages. We will be circulating questionnaires with the November issue of The Link and plan to organise a meeting to gather views, but, in the meantime, please do email or contact either of us with questions or suggestions.
We hope to have an exciting vision for the church that we can all sign up to!
Mark Walters / Margaret Anderson
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Women's World Day of Prayer
Several people braved the weather in February for a very thoughtful Women's World Day of Prayer Service. Thankyou to Jenny for organising it ... and for the delicious cake.
BUY A ROOF TILE!
We are close to our target for the repair work to St Nicholas Church roof, but need your help to cover a shortfall of £10,000.
Please would you buy a roof tile (or more than one!)? At only £10 each, you could help save this historic building which holds so many memories of our village life.
Please contact Jenny Cox on 652466 or Cathy Leney on 652123
Parish of Sudbury with Hadleigh
St Joseph's, Long Bessels, Hadleigh IP7 5DB
Our Lady & St John, 20 The Croft, Sudbury CO10 1HW
Parish Priest: Father Peter Brett, The Priest's House, 20 The Croft, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 1HW Tel: (01787) 372703
Deacon: Rev. Andy Morton, 11 Maple Way, Leavenheath, Near Colchester, Essex CO6 4PQ Tel: (01206) 263367
5.00pm (Saturday): Sudbury
For services/weekly bulletin: www.sudburywithhadleigh.com
George Street, Hadleigh, IP7 5BE; Tel: (01473) 829602
Pastor: Greg Frost
10.30am All Age Morning Worship, with creche facilities and Junior Church
6.30pm Evening Service
For contact details/services: www.hadleighbaptist.org.uk
Market Place, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 5DL
Minister: The Rev'd Bryn Rickards: Tel: (01473) 829197
10.30am: Morning Worship
For services etc: www.hadleighurc.org.uk