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St Mary's Church

St Mary's ChurchThe steeple of St Mary's dominates the skyline from whatever direction you approach. Our church has evolved over the centuries from its Norman origins like many other churches in Suffolk, but it is special because of its magnificent double hammer beam roof, angel carvings, fourteenth century porch and carved pew-ends, which make it one of the finest village churches in East Anglia.

Over the centuries its porch has stood proudly over the south door, built in the fourteenth century from donations. Today's population has also made its mark; the village raised over £50,000 in two years to enable vital repairs to be carried out. A guide is available within the Church which explains most of the features inside and outside of the building.

Contact Information

  • Priest (unavailable on Monday's) - Revd. Ruth Farrell - Tel: 01359 242244
  • Church Warden - Jean Kendall - 01359 241360
  • Church Warden - Mrs Betty Curry - Tel: 01359 240332
  • Bell Ringers - Pam Ebsworth - Tel: 01359 242604
  • Choir - Jo Brown - Tel: 241129
  • Church Mice Toddler Group - Revd. Ruth Farrell - Tel: 01359 242244
  • Church Spire Lighting - Margaret Miller - Tel: 242221
  • Organist - Calvin Goymer - Tel: 01449 777011

Looking EastHouse of PrayerLooking West

St Mary's Building Trust

St Maryís Church Building Trust is a registered charity which has been created with the purpose of collecting and supplying funds for the essential maintenance and repair of the structure of St Maryís, the mediaeval parish church of Woolpit. Its magnificent double hammerbeam roof, angel carvings and fourteenth century porch make our village church one of the finest in East Anglia.

Since the Trustís formation in 1997 it has contributed to work on the church structure with money which has come from a fund-raising campaign, legacies, donations by individuals, and from collecting boxes in the village.

The Trust is not a religious organisation and is only concerned with providing finance when necessary to keep the beautiful grade 1 listed building in good order for present and future generations to appreciate and enjoy. Funds can only be used for the building and cannot go to the Diocese.

If you would like more information or wish to contribute to the Trust, either by making a donation or in the form of a legacy, please contact the treasurer David Hughes on 01359 241324.