Welcome to Bardwell church

The Church of St Peter & St Paul

About

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. The church is open daily, usually between 10am - 4pm. 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.

Sunday Worship

Every 1st, 3rd and 4th Sunday at 11am

Where

Church Road, Bardwell, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1AH

Latest News

July 2020

It is very good news that the churches are opening up again! Bardwell Church is open for Private Prayer using the Chancel entrance twice each week on:

Sundays: from 9am to 1pm
Wednesdays: from 1pm to 5pm

Our churches can now be open from 4th July, for services of Holy Communion, weddings and baptisms. Funerals are also allowed.

Rev’d. Karen has worked with the Blackbourne Team, following government guidelines and will re-introduce the first service on Sunday 12th July at Ixworth Church. We are starting back slowly until we’re sure that we can keep everyone safe. Updates will follow very soon.

In the meantime, Services will continue on Facebook:

Sundays
8am: Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
10am: Holy Communion (Common Worship)

Every Weekday
9am: Morning Prayer
8pm: Evening Prayer – Compline

You don't have to be a member of facebook to join in - just follow this link to the page: https://www.facebook.com/Blackbourne-Team-Ministry-582461405611705

Our People

Meet the team

Karen Burton

Rev Karen Burton

Karen has been our Rector since September 2019.

Dinkie Williamson

Dinkie Williamson

Dinkie is a Church Warden and Lay Elder.

Julia Steed

Julia Steed

Julia has been a churchwarden since 2019.

Event Schedule

Find out what's on

Messy Church

Meet on Zoom

Messy Church at home continues! Let's get messy - with Jonah!

Email dinkie.williamson@gmail.com for the Zoom meeting link
(you will need to download the free Zoom app)

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 11th. Keep Safe!

Messy Church is primarily for people who don't already belong to another form of church. It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar. All parts are for people of all ages: adults and children.

It's a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him. Children must be accompanied by an adult, although this doesn't have to be a parent.

We meet on a Saturday afternoon, from 2.30-4pm and meet about every 4-6 weeks in term time. Its a lovely family time, young and old, parents, grandparents - anyone who enjoys getting (even a little) Messy!

Messy Church: www.messychurch.org
Messy Church on Facebook: www.facebook.com/messychurchBRF

Churchyard Workparty

Bardwell Church

This is our first official workparty of 2020 now that there is easing of the COVID-19 Lockdown restrictions.

There is a range of tasks to do in the Churchyard; mostly these are fairly light e.g. clearing away ivy from trees and tidying grave-stones, but some heavier tasks are needed, too.

If you feel able to join in, even if it’s only for part of the time, your support would be very welcome.

For your protection, please bring your own gardening gloves, tools and refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you!

Dedication Service

Bardwell Church

We look forward to welcoming the Bishop of Dunwich, Mike Harrison. This will also be a service of Thanksgiving following the completion of all our repair and reordering work.

Celebration Party

Open Event, Bardwell Church

Come and see the new facilities in the church. Light refreshments will be served.

Illustrated Talk on Medieval Stained Glass

Presented by Genista Dunham

Genista is an artist specialising in medieval stained glass. This event has been funded by the heritage Lottery Fund.

Coffee Morning

The Maltings, Low Street

Coffee Morning at The Maltings, Low Street.

Messy Church

Tithe Barn, Bardwell

Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration, hospitality and fun!

It's primarily for people who don't already belong to another form of church It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar - and food. All parts are for people of all ages: adults and children. It's a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him. Children must be accompanied by an adult, although this doesn't have to be a parent.

We meet on a Saturday afternoon, from 2.30-4pm and meet about every 4-6 weeks in term time. Its a lovely family time, young and old, parents, grandparents - anyone who enjoys getting (even a little) Messy!

Making Posies for Mums

Tithe Barn, Bardwell

Please bring a few flowers or some greenery from your garden!

Mothering Sunday Family Service

Bardwell Church

Mothering Sunday Family Service: coffee and cakes. Family Service from 11:00 - 11:45.

No Service in Bardwell

We join a combined Blackbourne Team service at St Mary’s Church, Ixworth, followed by lunch. All welcome!

Bell Ringing

Practice Nights. Come along and have a go.

There is an active band of bellringers at Bardwell which was established at the time of the bells’ restoration in 2009. We are a teaching tower with lots of learners and we always welcome visiting ringers. Practice night is Wednesday, starting at 7pm – 8.30pm. We have a Bardwell Bellringers facebook page where we announce any changes to practice nights, and you can also message us on there too. On Sundays, the service is at 11 am except second and fifth Sundays of the month. So if we have enough ringers we would ring from 10.30 am to 11 am on first, third and fourth Sundays. To find out if there is any Sunday ringing please contact David Ruffles 01359 253525, or send a message via the Bardwell Bellringers facebook page.

Find Bardwell Church

Location and gallery

Bardwell

The beautiful village of Bardwell is situated a few miles north of the medievel market town of Bury St Edmunds.

Contact Us

Get in touch with us at Bardwell Church

Address

Church Road, Bardwell, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1AH

Phone

07974 983601

Thank You

The church is very grateful for grants received, or promised from the following organisations:

Alfred Williams Charitable Trust
Allchurches 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
Idlewild Trust
John S Cohen Foundation
Leche Trust
Lord Belstread Charitable Trust
Miller Trust Fund
National Churches Trust
One Family Foundation

Our Heritage (Heritage Lottery Fund)
Pargiter Trust Fund
Saxham Trust
Scarfe Trust
Sir Frederick Hiam Charitable Trust
Suffolk County Council Locality Budget
Suffolk Historic Churches Trust
Veneziana Fund
William & Jane Morris Fund

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.