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,
BERGHOLT TO BETHLEHEM
Come to a short atmospheric presentation of the Nativity (not longer than 30 minutes) in a realistic location. Dress suitably as we will be outside NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER! Boots advisable. No seating will be provided. A torch might be needed. Uneven ground.
SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER promptly at 2:30 ENTRANCE BY PRE BOOKED TICKET ONLY
VENUE: Richardsons Farm cow barn, Gaston Street, East Bergholt. Our thanks to George Harris for making this possible. Park along Gaston Street or Elm Road. No Parking on the farm. The entrance will be marked with a Welcome to Bethlehem sign. 50 TICKETS ONLY.
Refreshments will be served. Suggested donation for tickets £5.00. All the profits will go to the Ipswich Night Shelter.
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.