We are here to worship God,
to nurture believers in Jesus Christ
and to serve the community.
St Andrew's Church, Kettleburgh stands at the end of Church Road, with farmland on one side and Church Farm and Church Cottages close by.
Friday Prayers in September at 4pm - at Campsea Ashe
Taize Service at 4pm on 15 September in Easton Village Hall
Midweek Communion at Hacheston at 10am every Wednesday
Harvest celebrations in Kettleburgh this year take place on Sunday 13 October. We begin with Harvest Thanksgiving, in church, at 5:30pm, when we will thank God for his goodness to us, offer symbolic gifts and sing our favourite harvest hymns. Donations of packaged goods are welcome – they will be donated to our local food bank. Our celebrations continue with an informal supper in the Village Hall at 6:45pm. Home made soup, jacket potatoes with cheese and salads, apple pie. No need to book, but please bring your own drinks. Everyone is welcome to either or both.
Kettleburgh Autumn Quiz
Advance notice of our next quiz on Friday 22 November at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Tables of four, with supper included in the ticket price of £8.50. There will be a bar, a raffle and, of course, reverse bingo. Put the date in your diary, or to be sure of a table, book now! Tickets available from Jackie Clark
The first phase of our reordering project is now almost complete. We now have a completely level access from the south porch into the nave, a flexible space around the font and a gentle slope leading towards the east end of the church. We have some minor adjustments to make to the carpet, and also are considering what is needed in the way of furniture at the back of the church.
An archaeological survey was completed as part of the work. Follow this link to read a copy.
The total cost of this part of project was just over £40,000. Over the many years that we have waited to get started we have built up a ‘Fabric Fund’- a restricted fund which is used for keeping the church in good condition. The proceeds from many of our village fundraising events have helped to build up this fund. Some of this money will be used to pay for the work. We were also successful in obtaining grant funding from the following organisations for which we are most grateful: The Ganzoni Trust; The Mills Charity; Suffolk Historic Churches Trust; The Church of England Centenary Fund.
The second phase will be to add some new doors to the south porch and to repair and open the door opposite our main entrance, in the north wall. The third part of this project is to provide toilet and storage facilities accessible from the north door.
If you would like to contribute financially to any aspect of the work which will improve access and amenity in this ancient building, please get in touch with John Bater at Church Farm. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Kettleburgh PCC’ with an accompanying note to the effect that the donation is specifically for the Fabric Fund. Any taxpayer can gift aid the donation and we can then claim the tax back on it.
If you have any concerns with safeguarding, here are some contact details:
Our Benefice Safeguarding Officer, Pam Bennett-King
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
• Childline: 0800 1111
• Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900
• NAPAC: 0808 801 0331
• Samaritans: 116 123
• Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
• National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
• Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141