St Mary the Virgin Church, Bramford
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Rev Jenny Seggar
Mrs J Read
Mrs F Tew
Bramford: Bramford currently doesn’t have a Church Warden
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 747819
or write to:
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New Phone Number for Rev. Jenny
Rev. Jenny has a new phone number:
5 o’clock Service
The next 5oClock service will be on Sunday 14th July.
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 & 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.
The next Coffee morning will be on Saturday 29th June. There'll be Sausages in rolls, and Bacon Baps to eat, and the chance to buy a wonderful cake for tea.
New 4th Sunday Family Service
Our 4th Sunday Family Service this month will be on Sunday 23rd June.
You can find our recorded sermons here >>>.
You can download a copy of recent Parish magazines here :
April 2019 >>>
May 2019 >>>
June 2019 >>>
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 >>>.
I am sure that many of you will have heard by now that I have been appointed to the parishes of Holbrook, Stutton, Wherstead, Freston and Woolverstone and will be leaving here at the beginning of September. I will have been here a little over 8 years, a good length of time for a first post, and have learnt a great deal from you all.
As I write it is the beginning of June, so this has only just been announced, but I hope that we will have the chance to celebrate together before I go, and am planning a party – please keep your eyes open for dates and times. We will try to make sure that as many of you find out as possible.
Just a few useless statistics, during that time I have done over 200 funerals, around 60 weddings, and around 80 baptisms, I have taken nearly 900 church services, not including funerals weddings and baptisms, and written the sermons to go with them, as well as school assemblies and more meetings than are strictly necessary.
It has been a real joy getting to know the different communities, and travelling with you over this time and my prayers will be with you as you start to look for someone to come and minister alongside you. This is not a particularly quick process, and there are some legalities to go through so I would ask you to be patient with the churches, I know that they would appreciate any support you can give them during this time, including attending services and fund-raising events.
I look forward to seeing you before I leave, and will be letting you all know the dates of my final service here and licensing in the new parishes.
Blessings to you all.
Revd. Jenny Seggar
I cannot believe that we are pretty much half way through the year. It is going incredibly quickly. Look out for the publicity for the usual fund-raising events, we really need your support! Each parish has something else happening, so please go and support other parishes, it is a chance to get to know our neighbours.
I hope that by the time you read this we will have become a legal benefice (that is a group of parishes working legally together) this should make our lives much easier, and allow us to solve some of the problems we have by sharing practice and looking at new ways of working together. We have hit a time when the idea of the ‘parish’ is becoming more difficult to staff and run, and it is only by working as a team that we will be able to survive in these difficult times, sharing our spiritual gifts, and skills and maybe even personnel!
This idea may not be easy, but I am sure you have noticed that your church wardens and PCC are stretched, and in some cases overworked. We really need to blur the boundaries, sharing jobs and may be even looking at sharing PCCs and church wardens.
This is much fore faithful to the ideas shared by the early church, who were small, and often persecuted, but managed to worship and meet together praising God and exploring their faith. That is after all what we are here for.
I look forward to seeing you at some of our social events over the course of the Summer.
Blessings to you all.
Revd. Jenny Seggar
How to find us
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.
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.