St. John's Church
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The Rectory, Church Road,

Elmswell 01359 240512

This is an excellent page about St Johns:




Situated at the entrance to the village from the A14, the church was probably built by the monks from the Benedictine Abbey at Bury St Edmunds.

The present building is a blend of architectural styles, from the decorated chancel (1300 -1350) to the gallery and meeting room added in 1993.

In the south aisle there is a fine monument erected in 1619, in memory of a former benefactor, Sir Robert Gardener Lord Chief Justice of Ireland for 18 years. Sir Robert provided the funds for the building of the Almshouses near the church.

The tower of the church, which was restored in 1981, is said to have "probably the finest flint and stone devices in the country".

St John's Church offers the following services:
Holy communion:
8.00am on the 2nd Sunday in the month.
10.30am on the 3rd & 5th Sunday of the month
11.30am on the 1st and 4th Sunday in the month
Family Service:
9.30am on the 1st Sunday in the month, this is primarily for young familes and the music is provided by the music group.
Morning prayer:
10.30am on the first and 4th Sunday in the month.
Parish praise:
10.30am on the 2nd Sunday in the month, this is more informal service & coffee is served afterwards in the church room.
Sunday school:
10.30am in the church room, every Sunday except 1st Sunday.
Special services:
Harvest, Easter, Christmas etc. to celebrate the festivals of the church (see notice boards & newsletter)