St Mary the Virgin Church, Bramford

Welcome to the website of:
St Mary the Virgin Church, Bramford;      St Mary's, Little Blakenham;
St Mary's, Nettlestead, and                        St Peter's, Baylham


We hope you find the following pages useful:


St Mary the Virgin, Bramford

 Photograph by

Ken Tew

St Mary's, Little Blakenham;

St Mary's, Nettlestead

St Peter's Baylham

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:

Baptism and Confirmation



Who's Who   


Rev Jenny Seggar


Rev Julian Fennell

Lay Elders

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


Contact us

You can phone us on:

Tel 01473 748914

or write to:

Hot News

Pick on the links below

Saturday Morning Coffee

5 o'clock Service

4th Sunday Family Service

October Message from Jenny

September Message from Jenny


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.


Saturday Morning Coffee

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.









Recorded Sermons

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 >>>.

October Message from Rev Jenny

Dear Friends

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

Dear friends,

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.







How to find us    


St Mary the Virgin, Bramford

Church Green,





Car Parking: There is a car park

alongside the Village Hall.


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St Mary's, Little Blakenham

Valley Road

Little Blakenham




Car Parking: Look for other

cars parked in the field

opposite the church.


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St Mary's, Nettlestead

Hall Lane





Car Parking: Take care when

parking on the verge

between the road and the

Church.  Cars have become

stuck here before.


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St Peter's, Baylham

Church Lane
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.


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 St Mary the Virgin is an Anglican (Church of England) church in Bramford, near Ipswich, Suffolk.