St Mary the Virgin Church, Bramford
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We hope you find the following pages useful:
If you want to know how to find our churches, the details are here >>>.
Special Services for you
Pick on one of these links to find out more about:
Rev Jenny Seggar
Rev Julian Fennell
Mrs J Read
Bramford: Mr S McGinty
Little Blakenham: Mr S Wright
Nettlestead: Mrs J McCarthy
Baylham: Miss H Ritchie
If you wish to contact the Church Wardens, their phone numbers are on the Church Wardens' page
You can phone us on:
Tel 01473 748914
or write to:
Pick on the links below
Jigsaw Evening – 5th October
At 7 pm we will be having a Jigsaw evening. You can come as either a team of four or we will make teams on the evening.
5 o’clock Service
The next 5oClock service will be on Sunday 8th October.
If you haven't started coming to this service it's designed for children aged 5 to 8 years old, and their parents. We start at 5 o'clock (normally) on the second Sunday of each month*.
Linked with the 5 o'clock Service is our new 4th Sunday Family Service at 10:00. (See below)
Each service includes fun, songs, a story and exciting crafts to support the theme.
*except November when we meet on the third Sunday, and January & August when we don’t meet at all.
If you would like a reminder of when the next one will be, please give Ken your mobile phone number.
On Sunday 23rd September, we will be serving Coffee, Tea and Tasty Morsels. Why not come along and treat yourself?
The October Coffee morning will be on Saturday 28th October. We'll be cooking Bacon Rolls!
New 4th Sunday Family Service
Our 4th Sunday Family Service this month will be on Sunday 24th September and will be our Harvest Festival, and so it will be in the Church.
Rev Jenny's messages (see left) tell more about what we will be collecting for.
Normally, our new 10:00am Family Service is for children, their parents, and other friends and is held in the Church Room. The service includes songs, a story and activities.
You can find our recorded sermons here >>>.
Friends of Bramford Church
We have an active Friends of Bramford Church group. There are more details here >>>.
Vicars of Bramford Church
The first vicar of Bramford was Galfdr, de Horewode, in 1199. There is a list of all of our vicars here >>>.
The Tabitha Project
The Tabitha Project is a new project which is being supported by the church, and the school. It was started by some of the children from the 5.00 service who want to reach out to older members of our community this Christmas, especially if they are lonely. We hope to be able to give gifts to people in our community, giving them a little Christmas cheer.
We will have started collecting items for the Christmas Tabitha Project Gifts, if you would like to contribute, we are collecting toiletries (luxury soap, hand cream, shower and bath items), small boxes of chocolates or biscuits, cotton handkerchiefs, or anything small you think someone else would like as a gift at Christmas. This leads us towards Christmas, we look forward to seeing you all at these special services.
We are aware, that we may have more gifts than people to give them to, so we hope to build links with the Hospital, and Find (Families in Need), who will distribute gifts to those who will really appreciate them.
If you know someone elderly who will be alone this Christmas, or who is not well, and needs a little Christmas cheer, we would be pleased to hear from you. First you will need to check that it is OK to refer them, and that they will be happy to be contacted by us, then, either fill in a form (at present these are in the church), or email me at:
– we will need to know who you are, and your contact details, and the name and telephone number of the person who you are referring.
Someone from the Tabitha Project will then contact both you and the person you have referred to arrange a meeting, where a simple gift will be given by the children of the village.
I look forward to hearing from you in due course.
September Message from Rev Jenny
September always feels like a changing point in the year, we come out of summer and start to turn our eyes towards autumn and winter. In church terms we enter into what the national church is calling ‘A Season of Invitation’. This begins with the harvest celebrations in each of the parishes, leads on to Remembrance Sunday, then leads us towards Christmas, we look forward to seeing you all at these special services.
This year we have a brand new Harvest appeal. We have a new and exciting project in the parishes we are calling ‘The Tabitha Project’. Our aim is to collect small items which we can place in Christmas stockings which we hope will be distributed to those who do not have family at Christmas. By the time you read this, we will have lists available through the primary school at the back of the church, in the pub, and shops, of the things we will need, and details of our collection points.
The Tabitha Project has come out of one families desire to reach out to those who are alone this Christmas by the simple act of giving them a gift, and a little time. We will be looking for volunteers, and we will be letting you know how to refer people to the project, and who we are hoping to help, in our October issue.
Anything that is left over, will be donated ‘with love from the Tabitha Project’ to charities which support those in need, the homeless and the lonely just to give a little cheer this Christmas.
If you wish to find out more, do not hesitate to contact me, any help would be gratefully accepted for this genuinely exciting project.
St Mary the Virgin, Bramford
Car Parking: There is a car park
alongside the Village Hall.
St Mary's, Little Blakenham
Car Parking: Look for other
cars parked in the field
opposite the church.
St Mary's, Nettlestead
Car Parking: Take care when
parking on the verge
between the road and the
Church. Cars have become
stuck here before.
St Peter's, Baylham
Car Parking: Coming from
the B1113, take the right
turn, signposted to the
church. Use the car park
on the right, before you
get to the church on the left.
St Mary the Virgin is an Anglican (Church of England) church in Bramford, near Ipswich, Suffolk.