The Archdeacon of Sudbury, the Venerable David Jenkins wrote “The Stourhead Benefice is a jewel in the crown of the Diocese of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich with its beautiful churches and stunning setting…in the heart of the beautiful Suffolk countryside.” The benefice stretches from Kedington, just a few miles from the town of Haverhill, through the parishes of Great and Little Wratting, Barnardiston, Great and Little Thurlow through to Great and Little Bradley. The villages lie along the valley of the River Stour.
Welcome to the Benefice web site.
If you’re planning to visit our churches, Kedington is open each day between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Great Bradley is open too for visitors. Other churches are open only during services or by special arrangement. Please do click the service rota tab on the menu to check for any services on your planned visit date.
Kedington Church is equipped with an induction loop system and speakers to assist the hard of hearing. There is also a WC with baby change facility at Kedington.
At any of our Communion services gluten free wafers are available. Should you require one please have a word with the priest before the service begins.
There are separate pages on the menu here for you if you are thinking about a church wedding or planning on having a child Christened.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law to strengthen data protection for people in the UK and Europe. It will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. We are preparing within the parishes of the Stourhead benefice for the introduction of the new legislation, and working towards compliance. A data privacy notice is available upon request.
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Rev. Derek Hollis, Rector