St Andrew’s, Barningham

St Andrew’s Church, Barningham

barningham7 For nearly six hundred years St Andrew’s Church has been used as a place of worship by the village. It is set in the centre of the village surrounded by a closed churchyard.

Although the church is noted in the Domesday Book nothing actually remains of the church building from that time. The exterior of the present church has changed very little over five hundred years. The chancel windows are 14th century decorated style while the nave windows are of the mid 15th perpendicular style. Records show that the tower was built in 1439/40. Stone items, probably mediaeval crosses appear to have been removed from the gable ends of the roofs at the Reformation. A clock which is still working was installed in the tower in 1887 to mark Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.

The church is open for people to visit and to pray.

There are regular services in the church including our Celebration Sunday (3rd Sunday) and 4th Sunday Service both of which are services that are less formal. All our services are accessible for All Ages.

The Barningham Relief in Need Charity can help residents of Barningham. If you feel that you, or somebody you know, needs, for example, a special payment to relieve sudden distress, or a small grant for an apprentice or a student in higher education, please contact the Rector or the Curate. We will put you in touch with the charity.

Rector: Rev. David Messer Tel: 01359 250239

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Church Officers

Church wardens:

Mr Shelton – 01359 221117
Mrs Holdsworth – 01359 220011

Lay Elder:



St Andrew’s Church,
Church Road,
Suffolk, IP31 1DD