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.
SERVICES FOR AUGUST 2018
Wednesdays - service of Holy Communion (BCP) at Hacheston at 10am
Harvest celebrations in Kettleburgh this year take place on Sunday 7 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. 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.
Our next quiz will be on Friday 23 November 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. Tickets available from Jackie Clark
For all those of you that like to contribute a shoebox (or more!) this is just a reminder about items for boxes, which need to be ready by the end of October. The following items are suitable for a Family Shoebox: shampoo, shower gel, small toys, toothbrushes and paste, nail clippers, brush/comb, safety razors, simple calculator, hair accessories, soap/flannel, colouring books, writing pads, sweets, chocolate, sewing kit, candles, soft toys, screwdriver, tape measure, socks, tights. If you would like to contribute a box for an elderly person/couple, extra ideas include: plasters, tissues, reading glasses, lavender bag, pens, paper, small mirror. Leaflets to attach to the shoeboxes will be available at Kettleburgh coffee mornings, at the back of Kettleburgh Church and at Kettleburgh Harvest Supper . Your shoebox will go directly to people who are poor and marginalised in Eastern Europe. Link to Hope distributes shoeboxes through trusted partners in Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Ukraine. They go to families, the elderly and people that literally struggle to survive on a day to day basis. A simple gift of a shoebox shows love and care for people who would otherwise have very little hope. If you would like to know more about the appeal, contact Jackie Clark or visit http://linktohope.co.uk/ for more information
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.