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
Please see our Events section for dates and times
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.
February / March 2024
Welcome to Bardwell Church! Our church is open every day from 9am to dusk. If you are a visitor, please, do sign the visitors book and leave us a message. Thank you.
In these two months the church's year travels from Candlemas, through Lent and arrives at Easter. An amazing time, noting Christ's self-discipline and God's love and grace. This Lent, we have chosen to read John Pritchard's book 'The Journey' with Jesus to Jerusalem and the Cross', either collectively as a book club, or individually. Do join us if you can!
Coincidentally, during Lent, our historically significant Chancel Memorials, will be being restored, repaired and cleaned. We are very grateful that grants and people's gifts have made this work possible.
Apart from the services in Bardwell, there is also a regular service of Holy Communion at St Mary's Church, Ixworth each Sunday. Please note that this service is now at 9.30am. Special Blackbourne Team services are also included in our Event Schedule.
On-line services, for those who are at home, can be viewed on Blackbourne Team Ministry's Facebook page as follows:
8am: Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer, BCP).
9:30am: 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.
Meet the team
Rev Karen Burton
Rector of the Blackbourne Team of Churches.
Rev Lesley Norburn
Assistant Priest in the Blackbourne Team of Churches.
Dinkie is our Lay Elder and Churchwarden.
Julia is Churchwarden.
Find out what's on
Coffee & Pancakes
Coffee, pancakes,raffle and bring and buy. Supporting Church Funds.
Holy Communion, with 'Ashing'
World Day of Prayer Service
This service has been prepared by the women of Palestine. Refreshments will be served after the service.
Celebrating Mothers. All ages welcome!
Details of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and further Easter services will be posted later in February.
The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of the whole church. Everyone who participates in the life of the church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all.
Safeguarding is an integral part of the mission and ministry of the church in this diocese and is in line with our Growing in God strategy. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
If you have any Safeguarding concerns, please contact:
Safeguarding Officer: Rev Dr Karen Burton
Tel: 07546 491388 | Email: email@example.com
Assistant Safeguarding Officer: Rev Catriona Brinkley
Tel: 07525 920307 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is our policy to:
- Promote a safer environment and culture.
- Safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility relating to those groups who are at increased risk of harm or abuse within the church.
- Respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
- Care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
- Care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
- Respond to those who may pose a present risk to others.
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.