Places of Worship

St Mary Magdalene, Debenham

St Mary Magdalene, Debenham

With Aspall, Framsden, Helmingham, Kenton, Pettaugh and Winston.

St Mary Magdalene Church, Debenham, Stowmarket Suffolk, IP14 6QN. The church is on the High Street, at the top of the hill on the north side. Vehicle access is from Cross Green (east of the church) and there is a public car park there. Parking at the church itself is very limited.

The Debenham and Helmingham Benefice churches each have their own web pages (click on the church name above), as does Debenham church at www.achurchnearyou.com/debenham. The weekly newsletters are published on the Debenham page as is lots of other useful information.

Services at Debenham Church:

Every first Sunday of month at 9:30 AM: Family Service (Common Worship)
A modern service format with hymns and the choir. Join us afterwards in Dove Cottage for refreshments. There is an area in the church for young children and a few toys, or bring your own. This service does not have communion.

Second, third and fourth Sundays of month at 9:30 AM: Holy Communion serivce (Common Worship)
A modern service format with hymns and the choir. Join us afterwards in Dove Cottage for refreshments. There is an area in the church for young children and a few toys, or bring your own.

Fifth Sundays of month at 10 AM: United Benefice Service (Holy Communion, Common Worship)
This service is for all the congregations in the Benefice to meet and worship together - a sung service with choir, with readers from one of the other parishes in the Benefice; there will usually be a retiring collection for a charity nominated by that parish. Join us afterwards in Dove Cottage for refreshments.

Wednesdays at 10 AM: Holy Communion (Common Worship)
This is a short service with no hymns and sometimes a very short sermon or thought.

Most Weekdays at 8 AM (except Wednesdays): Morning Prayer (Book of Common Prayer, 1662)
Join us for a short service (20 minutes) following the traditional format with no hymns.

First Thursday of month at 7.30pm: Holy Communion (Common Worship)
This service is open to all. There are no hymns but there's a jolly good sermon by the Rector - why not come along? It is followed by the Ministry Team meeting in Dove Cottage.

Friends of St Mary's

The Friends of St Mary's are a separate organisation who hold various events to raise funds to support the church. Find more information on this website here.

The Forge Community Church

The Forge Community Church

The Forge Community Church at Debenham Community Centre, Gracechurch Street, Debenham. Stowmarket IP14 6BL.
Services at 9:30am and 11:30am on Sundays lasting an hour. There are separate congregations for children and for young people, as well as a creche. From 20 July 2014 both the children's church and youth church will only run at the 9.30 service. 

Visit www.forgechurch.com for further details. You're assured of a warm welcome, contemporary music, good talks and no dull moments. Children and young people will not be bored! If you have always thought of church as boring or irrelevant, why not give the Forge a try?

THE EDGE is a club just for those in School years 5 & 6.  It all happens at Sir Robert Hitcham’s primary school, Debenham each Wednesday (term time only) from 7.15 – 8.30pm.  It’s about fun, games, crafts, challenges and loads more.  If you want to find out more just come along or contact us.  This club is free and open to all.

SPLAT! is a club just for those in School years 1-4.  It all happens at Sir Robert Hitcham’s primary school, Debenham each Wednesday (term time only) from 6-7 pm.  It’s about fun, games crafts, challenges and loads more.  If you want to find out more just come along or contact us.  This club is free and open to all.

THE BASE In early 2011, the Forge Community Church launched the base, Debenham, a youth service for young people in school years 7-13. This runs every Friday 7-9.30pm at the High Suffolk Centre, Debenham. 

From Easter 2014 The Forge started services at Thurston, near Bury St Edmunds. Services are at 4pm in the New Green Centre. 

Debenham United Reformed Church

Debenham United Reformed Church

21 Chancery Lane, Debenham, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6RN

Weekly Worship: Every Sunday 10:45
Ladies Fellowship Thursday (Fortnightly) 2.15

Thursday Mornings Open Church: 10.am to 11.30am. Join us for informal Tea Coffee and Chat.

Minister: Rev Chris Wood

Email:
revchriswood@mypostoffice.co.uk
Telephone: 01449 678173
Mobile: 07941 252887

The Central Suffolk Area Partnership website is www.stowmarket-urc.org.uk/partnership.html

Secretary Mr Ernest Read 01728 860600

Address:  9 Moores Close, Debenham IP14 6RU
Email:  ernie.read@cook1962.plus.com
Address:  Chancery Lane Debenham
Email:  ernie.read@cook1962.plus.com

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