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.
Wednesdays - service of Holy Communion (BCP) at Hacheston at 10am
Friday Prayers in November at 4pm - at Kettleburgh
Friday Prayers in December at 4pm - at Easton
CHRISTMAS WEEK SERVICES IN THE OREBECK BENEFICE
CHRISTMAS IN KETTLEBURGH
8th December – Village Hall Tree Lighting
The Village Hall will be open from 5pm on Saturday 8th December. At 5.30 we will gather around the Christmas tree, sing some carols and switch on the lights. Warming mulled wine and mince pies are then provided by the Village Hall committee. All are welcome.
16th December – Christingle & Gift Service
Come along to St Andrew’s on Sunday 16th December at 11am and join in our worship and the making of Christingles and if you can, please bring a gift for a child which will be sent to FIND (Families In NeeD - Ipswich).
19th December – Carol Singing
New this year! Ron and Debbie welcome you to The Chequers on Wednesday 19th December at 7pm. The Kettleleles will lead us in carol singing. There will be a collection for a local charity.
|24th December – Candlelit Carol Service On Christmas Eve at 4.30pm the church will be bathed in candlelight for our traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols, always a wonderful start to the Christmas celebrations. Come early for a seat.|
25th December – Christmas Morning service
On Christmas morning our service of family Holy Communion takes place at 11am, when we celebrate the birth of Christ and have another opportunity to sing our favourite carols.
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.