St Peter's Church,

Holton

Beccles Road, Holton,

Halesworth, Suffolk

IP19 8NG

 

Assistant Curate: The Revd Jane Held

Tel: 07771 556391

Email: jane@janeheld.co.uk

Churchwarden: John Hewlett

Tel: 01986 875913

Email: johnfhewlett@btinternet.com

Holton is a working village linked by ribbon development along the B1123 with Halesworth. Holton has a population of around 1,100, it is listed in Domesday, and the boundaries were redefined by the Local Government Act of 1972. The village consists of the old village and outlying farms, a post-war council development, and a 1960’s development on part of the old Holton Hall estate, together with Upper Holton comprising scattered houses and a pub. There is a large active village hall with a green, a primary school, and Holton Garden Centre/Market Fields shop/Olive Café. Businesses include Bernard Matthews’ turkey processing factory; medium and small businesses located on and near the old Halesworth Airfield site and at Holton Pit (formerly a gravel works); and a number of small bed and breakfast businesses.

 

The Grade II listed church lies between the old village and the 1970’s development. It is a lovely round-towered church with Victorian additions and subtractions and has a regular congregation of some 20 people. There is an open churchyard, and we have an agreement with the diocese for the use of the adjacent paddock.  The church has a good relationship with the Village Hall, using it for our Christmas Fair, Quiz nights, and Carols and a Pint evening. It is the second largest congregation and Church in the Team.

 

  • 32 people on the electoral roll.

  • Services on the second, third and fourth Sundays.

  • A short morning service on Fridays.

  • Most regular worshippers live in the village.

  • Parish share paid for the past ten years.

  • The church is kept in good repair.

  • Grant funding of more that 11k helped pay for repairs costing more than £17.5k.

  • A monthly Iona service which is well-attended.

  • Open the Book in Holton School.

  • The annual Church Car Boot Sale in May is held on the church paddock.

  • Other annual fund-raising includes the Flower Festival and the Christmas Fair.

  • Two lay elders.

BlythValley Team Ministry

St Mary's Church, Steeple End, Halesworth IP19 8LL
Telephone: 01986 875941.     Email: office.bvtm@gmail.com

Blyth Valley Team Ministry
St Mary's Church, Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8LL

Tel: 01986 875941 or 07752 275328. Email: office.bvtm@gmail.com

Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 1pm

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