About Bardwell Church
Welcome to the church of St Peter & St Paul Bardwell.
Bardwell Church is a member of the Blackbourne Team of Churches, within the Ixworth Deanery.
If you are ever near Bardwell, please do visit. You can be sure of a warm welcome!
Our aim is to worship the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to teach the Bible in a way that is relevant to everyday life, to enable people to grow in faith, understanding and love, equip people to serve and to offer people the opportunity to meet with Jesus and discover forgiveness and new life.
Every 1st Sunday at 10am
Church Road, Bardwell, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1AH
Our 'Give a Little' Page
Would you consider making a donation to the church?
Your support makes a big impact to our village. It pays for the annual maintenance costs of the church building and also helps to pay for our Rector, Karen, and the costs of our clergy team. Karen plays a vital role for caring for all in our community at special times of need. She has worked particularly hard this year and continues to actively support the children and staff at Bardwell school.
Your support is especially important now as we have lost much of our normal income from various monthly events.
Lockdown 3 has made it difficult to feel like celebrating the start of this new year! However, we do have hope, both with the rollout of the vaccines and in the promise of Christmas that ‘God is with us’!
Bardwell Church is still able to open every day from 9am to 3pm for private prayer or reflection. Please enter the church as normal and follow the instructions in the porch.
It's Epiphany Season!
This is when we remember the journey of the three wise men and their joy in finding the promised Messiah in Bethlehem. May we be strengthened in our journeys of faith and know the joy of discovering His presence in our lives.
There will not be any Services in Bardwell Church during January. However...
The 10am service of Holy Communion will continue at St Mary’s Church, Ixworth each Sunday. This will be a 30minute service.
On-line services for those who are at home can be seen on Blackbourne Team Facebook page:
8am: Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer, BCP)
10am: Holy Communion (Common Worship, CW) . This is the live streamed service from St Mary’s Church which is posted on the Blackbourne Team Facebook page.
Weekday Services continue on Facebook:
9am: Morning Prayer, Monday to Saturday
8pm: Evening Prayer, Monday to Friday
You don't have to be a member of facebook to join in - just follow this link to the page: facebook.com/BlackbourneTeam.
Phone in Services: These are shortened Communion services: Wednesday 11am (BCP) and Thursday 11am (CW).
To join, phone 0333 0164 757. Listen to the instructions and when prompted to enter your room number press: 35422675#. When prompted to enter your PIN number, press:6149#
Join us for a short course on ZOOM!
We are going to hold more course learning about our faith together, on Zoom. If you’d like to learn more, please email Tony email@example.com to let him know.
Meet the team
Rev Karen Burton
Karen has been our Rector since September 2019.
Rev Lesley Norburn
Lesley has been our Assistant Curate since October 2020.
Dinkie is a Church Warden and Lay Elder.
Julia has been a churchwarden since 2019.
Find out what's on
DUE TO THE ONGOING SOCIAL RESTRICTIONS BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Happy New Year from the Messy Church Team in Bardwell: Jill, Sam, Millie and Dinkie!
We’re hoping that we can restart Messy Church again soon! Until we can, do have a look at their FaceBook page. There’s some great ideas for the start of a new year! See New Beginnings! Make some thumb print trees, or junk modelling!
Service of Holy Communion
All Souls Service
This simple annual service is to remember those people in our lives who have died, whether recently or in times past.
This year’s service may be especially helpful for those who haven't been able to say goodbye to a loved one nor been able to attend a funeral.
There will be opportunity for reflection and prayers followed by a time to light candles.
Unfortunately, Covid restrictions prevent gatherings of people. People are encouraged, instead, to hold the 2 minute silence standing on their doorsteps.
Find Bardwell Church
Location and gallery
The beautiful village of Bardwell is situated a few miles north of the medievel market town of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Our Big Project
The church had a major project (Sep 19 – Feb 20) to carry out urgent repairs, conserve our precious medieval stained glass, and install new facilities. A pictorial record of the project is here. The church is very grateful for grants received from the following organisations:
Alfred Williams Charitable Trust
Awards for All
Beatrice Laing Trust
ChurchCare (with support from the Pilgrim Trust and the Wolfson Foundation)
Churches Conservation Foundation
Diocesan Centenary Fund*
Ganzoni Charitable Trust
Garfield Weston Foundation
Harris Family Fund*
Havebury Housing Partnership
John S Cohen Foundation
Lord Belstead Charitable Trust
Miller Trust Fund*
National Churches Trust
One Family Foundation
Our Heritage (Heritage Lottery Fund)
Pargiter Trust Fund*
Sir Frederick Hiam Charitable Trust
Suffolk County Council Locality Budget
Suffolk Historic Churches Trust
William & Jane Morris Fund
* These funds are administered by the Suffolk Community Foundation
The church is also very grateful for a number of individual donations, for a grant from an organisation that prefers to remain anonymous, and for the fund-raising efforts of the Friends of Bardwell Church.