This website is the Home of East Bergholt & Brantham Churches. This benefice has two beautiful churches, St Mary the Virgin in East Bergholt and St Michael the Archangel in Brantham. They are busy places of worship and in their different ways provide a tranquil place for reflection and an atmospheric place for celebration and worship. The churches are open every day and anyone is welcome at any of our services.
We are part of the Church of England which means our people have a wide range of views on everything! We recognise we are not all right all of the time and are willing to work closely together to share our experiences of God and journey together over the hard places. Here you will find someone to listen, friendship, laughter and, we pray, new insight into God’s love for you. We long for everyone to grow spiritually and experience the glory of God. We offer regular courses for those who are just beginning to explore the idea of faith in God. Children are very welcome at our services, though there are some services that are more suited to families than others.
Rev Steph (Rector)
we pray for the residents of East Bergholt and Brantham,
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St Mary’s has been running a Toddler Group for about 4 years now. It has grown in number and strength and is now an established part of our church calendar. We meet every fortnight on a Friday morning between 9.30 – 11.30 am. The play is informal. There are lots of toys, puzzles, and books and also lots of noise!!! We meet in the West End of the church, which is carpeted and very warm during the winter months. We offer tea and coffee to mums/dads and carers and at 10.30 the children have a healthy snack and drink after a very short prayer.
We have a small team of regular helpers – Liz, Chris, Carrie, Janet and June, but from time to time we also have other volunteers. Our Toddler Group Christmas Party will be on Friday 4th December between 11 and 1 pm. If you would like to come along, please contact Liz Digby on 01473 312281. You are welcome to join us, even if you haven’t been to toddlers before.
Our meeting dates after Christmas are fortnightly from Friday 8th January 2016.