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All parish churches in Suffolk have been visited, and have had entries. However, I am regularly updating entries and replacing old ones. Each time an entry gets updated, it will be listed here. If a church is listed more than once from different visits, only the most recent entry is linked to.

This page is anarchive of what was new between 2003 and 2013. For current updates go here.

3rd November 2013: Framlingham

29th May: Flempton and Lackford

28th May: Fornham All Saints, Great Barton and West Stow

27th May: Little Wenham and Somerton

26th May: Capel St Mary, Raydon and Shelley

18th May: Lavenham

14th April: Hawkedon, Rede, Stansfield and Stanstead

4th April: Glemsford, Kentford and Layham

3rd April: Hadleigh

30th March: Leavenheath

29th March: Chattisham

20th February: Great Wenham

2nd January: Long Melford

1st January: Sudbury All Saints and Sudbury St Peter

24th November 2012: Kelsale

19th November: Cavendish, Farnham and Great Cornard

18th November: Little Glemham and Stratford St Andrew

17th November: Bures St Stephen, Carlton and Clare

16th November: Alpheton and Assington

3rd January: Eyke, Pettistree, Rendlesham and Wickham Market

2nd January: Walton St Mary

21st December 2011: Great Bradley, Little Bradley, Great Thurlow, Little Thurlow, Great Wratting and Little Wratting

20th December: Haverhill St Mary and Withersfield

3rd December: Frostenden, Ousden, Peasenhall, Sibton and Wordwell

2nd December: Freckenham, Sotterley Chapel and Worlington

20th November: Parham

25th October: Herringswell, Icklingham All Saints and Icklingham St James

24th October:
Henstead and Lackford

23rd October:
Lakenheath and Mildenhall St Mary

22nd October: Denham St Mary

21st October: Benacre and Covehithe

8th October: Barrow, Cavenham and Tuddenham St Mary

16th August: Framsden, Kenton and Saxtead

3rd July: Earl Soham

2nd July: Rishangles and Rishangles Baptist

1st July: Aspall and Stonham Aspal, and an updated entry for Hunston

5th June : Creeting All Saints, Creeting St Mary and Little Finborough

15th April: Burgate, Great Ashfield, Stoke Ash and Wickham Skeith

April 14th : Hepworth and Thwaite

September 15th 2010: Corton and North Lowestoft URC

August 13th: Brundish, Stradbroke and Syleham

August 4th: Dunwich All Saints, Dunwich St James and Dunwich Leper Chapel

July 31st: Fordley, Middleton and Theberton

July 30th: Darsham and Westleton

July 29th: Friston and Knodishall

July 27th: Aldringham, Buxlow and Coldfair Green

July 8th: Bromeswell and Melton Old Church

June 20th: Wetheringsett

June 15th: Combs

June 12th: Redlingfield and Thorndon

June 11th: Braiseworth (new) and Braiseworth (old)

May 15th: Hunston, Pakenham, Tostock and Thurston

May 14th: Elmswell, Elmswell Baptist, Langham, Wetherden and Wetherden Baptist

February 15th: updated entry for Withermarsh Green

December 29th 2009: Ringsfield, Weston and Worlingham

December 23rd: North Cove, Orford Methodist and Wortham

December 22nd: Boxted, Ellough and Shimpling

December 9th: Barnby, Corton and Corton Methodist

November 15th: Lowestoft churches of St Margaret and Our Lady Star of the Sea

November 14th: Lowestoft churches of Christ Church, St Andrew, Kirkley St Peter and St John, Trinity Methodist and South Lowestoft Methodist

November 13th: Lowestoft churches of Gunton St Benedict, Gunton St Peter, Oulton Broad St Luke and Oulton Broad St Mark

October 31st: Kessingland, Pakefield All Saints and St Margaret and Pakefield St Nicholas

October 30th: Links pages updated and fixed

October 28th: Hintlesham, Monks Eleigh, Washbrook and Washbrook Felchurch

October 27th: Barking, Brantham St Michael, East Bergholt and Stratford St Mary

October 26th: Bentley Reformed Baptist, Brantham Methodist, Brantham Holy Family, East Bergholt Congregational, East Bergholt Methodist and Tattingstone Methodist

October 17th: Aldham, Elmsett, Semer and Whatfield

October 13th: Gisleham, Mutford and Rushmere St Michael

September 10th: IPSWICH: St Alban's School Chapel, Hatfield Road Congregational, Kemball Street Gospel Hall and St John's URC

August 4th: the new Suffolk Mortlock reviewed

July 22nd : Bacton, Cotton, Cotton Methodist, Mendlesham and Stowupland

July 7th: Stowmarket URC

23rd May: Ringshall

9th May: Ipswich Alan Road Methodist and Christ Church URC

8th May: Assington, Newton and Polstead

9th April: Gipping, Haughley, Old Newton, Old Newton Methodist and Stowmarket Baptist

22nd March Debenham

19th March: Crowfield and Gosbeck

12th March: Mickfield

10th March: Ashbocking and Winston

27th February: Thrandeston and Wyverstone

26th February: Great Glemham, Thornham Magna and Thornham Parva

25th February: Finningham and Gislingham

24th February: Rendham and Sweffling

16th February: Bruisyard, Cransford St Peter and Cransford Baptist Church

20th January: Aldeburgh Our Lady and St Peter, Aldeburgh St Peter and St Paul and Woodbridge St Mary

21st December 2008: Alderton, Bawdsey, Copdock and Hollesley

20th December: Shottisham and Sutton

17th December: Felixstowe St Andrew and Felixstowe St Felix

14th December: Mellis, Redgrave All Saints and Stutton

13th December: Freston, Wattisfield St Margaret and Wattisfield URC

7th December: Harkstead and Holbrook

6th December: Rickinghall Inferior and Rickinghall Superior

30th November: Hinderclay, Thelnetham, Trimley St Martin and Trimley St Mary

29th November: Erwarton, Holton St Peter and Shotley

24th November: Sotherton and Uggeshall

23rd November: Tattingstone

22nd November: Brampton and Chelmondiston

25th October: Botesdale

19th October: Belstead, Bentley and Blyford

28th September: Redisham and Rumburgh

27th September: Sudbourne

24th September: Boyton, Capel St Andrew, Snape, Tunstall and Tunstall Baptist Chapel

20th September: Benhall and Sternfield

18th August: Butley and Iken

14th August: Ipswich All Hallows, Ipswich Holy Trinity and Ipswich St Peter

8th August: Ipswich St Lawrence

25th July: Blaxhall

20th July: South Elmham Minster, South Elmham All Saints, South Elmham St Cross and South Elmham St James

19th July: South Elmham St Margaret, South Elmham St Michael, South Elmham St Nicholas and South Elmham St Peter

18th July: Ilketshall St Andrew, Ilketshall St John, Ilketshall St Lawrence, Ilketshall St Margaret and Ilketshall St Andrew Methodist chapel

7th July: Wherstead

26th June: Barsham

22nd June: Herringfleet and Somerleyton

17th June: Blundeston and Lound

14th June: Otley, Otley chapel, Swilland and Witnesham

13th June: Easton, Hacheston, Kettleburgh and Letheringham

12th June: Brandeston, Bredfield chapel, Charsfield chapel and Melton chapel

10th June: Hoo and Melton

7th June: Campsea Ashe, Marlesford and Monewden

4th June: Bredfield, Burgh, Charsfield, Clopton, Dallinghoo and Debach

3rd June: Earl Stonham, Gazeley and Moulton

23rd May: Chedburgh, Chevington, Depden, Hargrave and Ipswich Shepherd Drive Baptist

22nd May: Lidgate, Wickhambrook and Wickhambrook chapel

21st May: Little Saxham, Westley St Mary, Westley St Thomas of Canterbury and Whepstead

20th May: Dalham

19th May: Great Saxham

18th May: Brockley, Hartest and Horringer

17th May: Bradfield Combust, Bradfield Combust Methodist chapel, Bradfield St George and Little Whelnetham

16th April: Rushbrooke

10th April: Creeting St Peter, Needham Market and Stonham Parva

9th April: Badley and Battisford

5th April: Barningham, Hopton and Ixworth Thorpe

30th March: Ampton, Coney Weston, Knettishall and Market Weston

29th March: Honington and Sapiston

17th March: Culford, Fornham St Martin, Great Livermere and Walsham-le-Willows

10th March: Little Livermere, Stanton All Saints and Stanton St John

7th March: Timworth and Troston

6th March: Bury Railway Mission, Fornham St Genevieve and Ingham

4th March: Badwell Ash, Bardwell and Preston

22nd February: Rougham and Woolpit

21st February: Bury St John and Hawstead

20th February: Beyton and Hessett

14th February: Baylham, Brent Eleigh, Great Bricett and Willisham

13th February: Buxhall, Brettenham, Great Blakenham and Offton

10th February: Great Finborough, Harleston, Onehouse and Shelland

8th February: Stowmarket Our Lady and Stowmarket St Peter and St Mary

7th February: Bildeston Baptist Church, Stowmarket St Mary and Stowmarket URC

4th February : Kettlebaston

3rd February: Bildeston, Naughton and Nedging

16th January: Sudbury Our Lady and St John and Sudbury St Gregory

14th January: Darmsden, Felixstowe St John the Baptist and Playford

13th January: Barham and Cretingham

12th January: Brightwell and Newbourne

8th January: Henley, Hemingstone and Westerfield

7th January: Martlesham

5th January: Boulge, Great Bealings and Hasketon

26th November 2007: Akenham and Claydon

17th November: Little Bealings

16th November: Burstall, Flowton, Little Blakenham, Nettlestead, Somersham and Sproughton

25th July: Rushmere St Andrew and Yaxley

16th June: Bedfield St Nicholas, Bedfield Unitarian, Monk Soham, Occold and Tannington

15th June: Southolt and Worlingworth

14th June: Athelington, Bedingfield and Horham

11th June: Huntingfield

10th June: Halesworth St Mary

8th June: Eye

7th June: Denham St John

31st May: Chediston, Cookley, Linstead Parva, Spexhall, Walpole St Mary and Wissett

28th May: Flixton, Metfield and Homersfield

24th May: Wingfield

22nd May: Mendham, Weybread and Withersdale

21st May : Hoxne

19th May: Brome, Oakley and Stuston

7th April: Edwardstone and Little Waldingfield

23rd March: Chillesford, Great Waldingfield and Orford

18th March: Ipswich St Clement Congregational

24th January: Ipswich St Mary at Stoke

13th January: The Ipswich churches of Castle Hill URC, Cauldwell Hall Baptist, Holly Lodge Baptist, St Mark and St Mary Magdalene

11th January: Ipswich St John the Baptist, Ipswich St Mary, Kesgrave All Saints and Kesgrave Holy Family

9th January: Ipswich St Francis and Ipswich St Luke

7th January: new entries for Boxford and Groton

28th June 2006: new entry for Ufford

April 2006: I have removed eighty of the oldest entries on the Suffolk Churches site. These were entries that are now out of date, or they simply weren't very good. These churches will be back on the site when I've revisited. It is my intention over the next year or so to replace all the old-style entries on the site. Ultimately, all entries with pre-digital photographs will be redone.

26th April: new entries for Falkenham, Kirton and Nacton

25th April: new entries for Bucklesham, Culpho, Levington and Tuddenham St Martin

7th April: new entries for Hemley, Lindsey, Saxmundham and Waldringfield

10th March: new entry for Kedington

20th January: entry for the Ipswich church of Holy Trinity revised and updated with new photographs

19th January : entries for the Ipswich churches of St Clement, St Mary at Quay and the Unitarian chapel revised and updated with new photographs

15th January : new entry for Eastbridge chapel

14th January : Links section updated

31st August 2005: New features! The Organs of Suffolk by David Drinkell and Rood Screens in East Anglia by Tom Muckley.

27th August 2005: Rewritten entries, with new photographs, for the Ipswich churches of St Mary le Tower, St Margaret and St Matthew.

26th August 2005: Rewritten entries, with new photographs, for the Ipswich churches of St Lawrence, St Nicholas, St Peter and St Stephen.

August 2005: Suffolk Churches on the Radio 2005 For the third year running, the Suffolk Churches Site becomes a series on BBC Radio Suffolk. Each programme will be broadcast at 8.30am as part of the Sunday morning breakfast show, and repeated the following Friday afternoon at 2.10pm as part of the Rachel Sloane show.

BBC Radio Suffolk is on 103.9FM, and also 95.5FM (Lowestoft), 95.9FM (Aldeburgh) and 104.6FM (Bury St Edmunds). You can also listen live on the internet: click here and select 'Listen Live' on the right hand side.

The six programmes are:
Thornham Parva (Sunday 31st July, repeated Friday 5th August)
Hitcham (7th August, repeated 12th August)
Flowton (14th August, repeated 19th August)
Walpole Old Chapel (21st August, repeated 26th August)
Westhall (28th August, repeated 2nd September)
Theberton (4th September, repeated 9th September)

25th July 2005: new entries on the site for the first time in over a year. These are the revised entries for Bramfield, Thorington and Wenhaston. New photographs added to the entries for Felixstowe Ferry and Felixstowe St Edmund. Amusing story added to the entry for Kirkley!

February 2005: Small print updated. This explains fully the copyright rules for this site, explaining how to go about reusing material for your own purposes. Please read it carefully if you plan to do this.

December 2004: Site moved to new, faster server - index re-indexed, site generally tidied up!

August 2004: I explored six Suffolk churches with Rachel Sloane for her afternoon show on BBC Radio Suffolk. They were Denston (August 5th and 8th), Acton (12th and 15th), Rushbrooke (19th and 22nd) , Bramfield (26th and 29th), Dennington (September 2nd and 5th) and Framlingham (9th and 12th). All programmes at 1pm, and the church feature repeated during the following Sunday breakfast show.

2nd June: Entries for Great Cornard and Westhall updated with new information.

1st June: New entry for Ipswich St Christopher.

26th May: New site for Norfolk churches now on-line.

7th May: Major rewriting of entry for Grundisburgh with sixty-seven new photographs.

27th April: Biggest entry yet on the site: the major rewriting of the entry for Southwold St Edmund, with 66 new photographs.

24th April: Major rewriting of entries for Drinkstone and Rattlesden with lots of new photographs.

22nd April: Major rewriting of entry for Sotterley with sixty new photographs.

20th April: Major rewriting of entries for Stoven and Thorpe Morieux with lots of new photographs.

19th April: Major rewriting of entries for Felsham and Gedding with lots of new photographs.

18th April: Weird and wonderful mail to the site added to the new letters page.

15th April: Major rewriting of entry for Hitcham with lots of new photographs.

13th April: Entry for Withersfield updated with new photographs and information.

12th April: Major rewriting of entries for Stanningfield and Stoke by Clare with lots of new photographs.

10th April: Major rewriting of entries for Cowlinge and Denston with lots of new photographs - the latter now has 62 photos!

4th April: All entries T-Z now updated with links to other entries.

2nd April: All entries S-U now updated with links to other entries.

30th March: Major rewriting of entry for Bures St Mary with lots of new photographs. New entry for Bures St Stephen. All entries N-R now updated with links to other entries.

29th March: Major rewriting of entry for Stoke by Nayland with lots of new photographs.

28th March: Major rewriting of entries for Kersey and Wissington with lots of new photographs.

23rd March: All entries L-M now updated with links to other entries.

20th March: Entry for Hawstead updated with information about the glass. All entries H-K now updated with links to other entries.

19th March: Entry for Aldeburgh Our Lady and St Peter updated with old postcards and information. All entries E-G now updated with links to other entries.

18th March: Site generally being overhauled. All entries A-D now updated with links to other entries.

6th March: entry for Culford updated with new information.

22nd February: Major rewriting of entries for Dennington and Helmingham with lots of new photographs.

21st February: Major rewriting of entries for Badingham and Cratfield with lots of new photographs.

20th February: Major rewriting of entry for Laxfield with lots of new photographs. New entries for Framlingham College Chapel and Thorpe St Peter. Entry for Framlingham St Clare updated with new photos and information.

19th January: Entry for Brantham Holy Family updated with new photographs.

18th January: New entries for Santon and Santon Downham - the final Anglican churches on the site.

17th January: New entry for Bury St Mary.

4th January: New entry for Weston.

3rd January: New entry for Southwold Sacred Heart - the final Catholic church on the site.

28th December 2003: New entry for Lawshall Our Lady Immaculate and St Joseph.

11th December: New photographs added to entry for Eye.

9th November: Entry for Hawkedon updated with new photos and information - or, at least, a bit of a mystery.

5th November: New entry for Wangford St Denis.

4th November: New entries for Brandon St Peter and Brandon St Thomas of Canterbury.

3rd November: New entry for Higham St Stephen.

1st November: New entries for Clare Our Lady of Good Counsel, Clare Priory Oratory, Clare Shrine of the Mother of Good Counsel and for the lost church of Chipley.

31st October: New entries for Norton and Stowlangtoft. New poll - see left.

29th October: New entry for Long Melford St Catherine.

27th October: New information and photographs added to Woodbridge St John.

23rd October: New entry for Barton Mills.

22nd October: New entry for Gazeley.

18th October: New entry for Risby.

16th October: New entries for Cavenham and Herringswell.

14th October: New entry for Tuddenham St Mary.

10th October: New entries for Exning St Martin and Exning St Philip and St Etheldreda.

9th October: New entry for Newmarket St Etheldreda.

8th October: New entries for Newmarket All Saints, Newmarket St Agnes and Newmarket St Mary.

6th October: Acknowledgements section updated. CD-roms section added to bookshop.

3rd October: New entry for Landwade. Entry updated for Worlington.

2nd October: New entry for Freckenham.

1st October: New entries for Eriswell St Peter and Eriswell St Lawrence.

29th September: Entries updated for Little Bradley, Brundish, Little Glemham, Ipswich St Clare, Kesgrave All Saints, Poslingford and Westhorpe.

28th September: New entries for Beck Row, Kenny Hill, Undley and West Row.

26th September: New entries for Lakenheath, Mildenhall St John and Mildenhall St Mary.

18th September: New entry for Barnadiston.

17th September: New entry for Hawkedon.

16th September: New entry for Wixoe - site entry number 600!

14th September: New entries for Poslingford and Little Wratting.

13th September: New entry for Withersfield.

12th September: New entries for Haverhill St Mary, Haverhill St Felix, Great Thurlow and Little Thurlow.

11th September: New entries for Great Bradley and Little Bradley.

8th September: New entry for Eye.

5th September: Completely revised entry for Thornham Parva.

August: I'm exploring six Suffolk churches with Rachel Sloane for her afternoon show on BBC Radio Suffolk. They are Blythburgh (broadcast 4/8/03), Westhorpe (12/8/03), Akenham (18/8/03), Hessett (28/8/03), Withermarsh Green (1/9/03) and Ramsholt (8/9/03). All programmes begin at 1pm, and the church feature will be repeated during the following Sunday breakfast show.

2nd August: New entry for Ipswich church of St Michael.

30th July: Completely revised entry for Ipswich church of St Pancras with new photographs and information.

21st July: New entry for Ipswich church of St Clare.

16th July: Completely revised entries for Ramsholt and Wortham with new photographs and information. Entry for Blythburgh updated with remaining bench ends, and a 3D pixaround panorama - zoom in, rotate, look up and down!

15th July: Completely revised entry for South Cove with new photographs and information.

14th July: Completely revised entry for Westhall with lots of new photographs and information. Entry for Barrow extensively revised.

13th July: Entry for Nayland Sacred Heart updated with new photographs.

9th July: New entry for Nayland St James.

3rd July:Entry for Occold updated with new photos.

21st June: BOOKS SECTION returns!

4th June: Entry for Wattisfield updated with new information.

3rd June: New entries for Great Moulton tin church and Stow Union workhouse chapel. Entry for Hepworth updated with new information and eleven photographs of the inside.

1st June: New information added to entries for Great Waldingfield and Leavenheath. Ground plan added to Elveden.

27th May: New entry for Euston.

26th May: New entries for Elveden and Fakenham Parva.

24th May: New entries for Barnham St Martin and Ipswich St Etheldreda.

23rd May: Entries for Bradfield St George and Stanningfield updated with new photos and information.

19th May: New entry for Ipswich St Mildred.

14th May: New entries for Alston, Foxhall and Stratton. More photos added to entry for Westhorpe.

11th May: New entry for Westhorpe.

10th May: New entries for Finningham and Walsham le Willows.

4th May: New entries for Burgate, Palgrave St John, Palgrave St Peter, Redgrave and Thrandeston.

3rd May: New entries for Hepworth and Wattisfield.

2nd May: New entries for Barham workhouse chapel and the Ipswich churches of the Ascension and Whitton St Mary and St Botolph.

30th April: New entry for Great Waldingfield. Entries for Kentford and Mendlesham updated.

29th April: New entries for Chelsworth, Cockfield, Dunningworth, Milden, Stanstead, Thorpe St Mary and Thorpeness.

23rd April: At last - entry for Blythburgh completely rewritten, with loads of new photographs.

22nd April: New entry for Fressingfield.

16th April: Entry for Ipswich St Mary at the Elms completely rewritten, with loads of new photographs.

15th April: New entries for Bulcamp workhouse chapel, Ipswich cemetery chapels and Mells chapel.

13th April: New entry for Wilby.

8th April: New entries for Braiseworth Old St Mary and New St Mary, Denham St John the Baptist, and Ipswich Triangle church.

6th April: New entries for Kentford and Stonham Aspal.

4th April: New entry for Mendlesham. Entry for Southolt updated.

25th March: New entry for Coddenham. Information page added on how to contact a Suffolk church.

24th March: New entries for Gipping and Pettaugh.

14th February: New page of photos of Mickfield uplinked. Entry for Mickfield completely rewritten.

13th February: Entries for the Old and New Ipswich churches of St John the Baptist updated with new information.

12th February: New entry for Ixworth.

11th February: New entry for Oulton workhouse chapel. Photograph added to entry for Westleton. Entry for Framlingham updated with new information.

9th February: New archive photographs added to entry for lost church of Lowestoft St John.

8th February: Simon gets off backside and goes for bike ride - see coming soon above.

19th January: Acknowledgements section overhauled.

3rd January: New entries for Shadingfield and Wrentham.

2nd January: DOWNLOADS page introduced, featuring the BBC Radio Suffolk interviews.

1st January: Links section completely overhauled. Entry updated for Sudbury St Gregory. Photo of Crofts memorial added to entry for Little Saxham.

The 'What's New?' pages from before 2003 are no longer archived.



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