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St Peter's Church, Thorington

Thorington, Saxmundham, Suffolk

IP19 9JG


Team Rector: The Revd Dominic Doble

Tel: 01986 948968/07743 554955


Churchwarden: Michael Gower

Tel: 01502 478078


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Thorington is the smallest of our villages and is a rural hamlet of about 50 people, scattered over a wide area with farms, cottages and some houses are holiday homes, like the Balancing Barn just opposite the Church.  There is also Thorington Theatre, but no school or pub. This is the farthest east of our parishes and is just west of the A12, south of Wenhaston.


The pretty Norman church of St Peter dates to the 11th century, with a striking round tower of flint, and an aisle-less nave and chancel. The church is an important Grade 1 listed building, that is now in reasonably good condition. Given its architectural importance there is a constant need for maintenance and ‘keeping on top of things’. The churchyard is kept tidy by volunteers, and there is an abundance of wildflowers especially in spring. All are welcome here.

The PCC is small. There is a Churchwarden, a Secretary and one other member at meetings and a suggestion being explored is to establish Friends of Thorington Church, enhancing the Church as a community asset. All are welcome to our services as advertised in the Blyth Valley Times and on this website.

Telephone: 01986 875941 or 07752 275328.    
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