St Margaret of Antioch's Church, Linstead

St Margaret

of Antioch's Church,


Linstead Parva

Suffolk  IP19 0AD




The two parishes of Linstead Magna and Linstead Parva (these days simply 'Linstead') are the easternmost parishes of the team. Linstead is a typical non-nuclear Suffolk village, that is to say a scattering of about 50 households and 120 souls spread over quite a large area  (nothing to do with C.N.D.). Paradoxically, the very lack of a physical centre means that we have to work that little bit harder to maintain our 'villagedom'. It means, for instance, that it is nearly always possible to identify newcomers and ensure that they are welcomed. We do this with a welcome pack which is hand delivered.


Roger Wilkinson 01986 785167

Malcolm Heath 01986 785289

We are fortunately in also having a (secular) village hall which enables us to hold social events both church and non-church based (almost always the same people anyway!). We do good barbecues and the Harvest Supper is legendary.

In a nutshell, Linstead is small but beautifully formed.



St. Margaret of Antioch, Linstead Parva, is a small chapel, dating from the early 13th Century, at the extreme eastern end of the parish. It is in good order (for a 13C structure) and, a huge plus point, is relatively easy to heat. It also has rather a good acoustic.



We hold, on average, three services a month, nearly all at 9.30am. We alternate a joint service with Chediston, our neighbouring parish to the east. The services vary in format, but the default service is B.C.P. Matins. The service with Chediston is usually modern language. either Holy Communion or Morning Worship. Occasional offices usually include a Patronal Festival, held at the village hall and followed by a barbecue.

On a biennial basis we meet at Church Farm, Linstead Magna and process to the site of St. Peter's, our 'lost' church, for an open-air service.

                             All Saints, Blyford         St Andrew's, Bramfield     St Mary's, Chediston   

                             St Mary's, Halesworth   St Peter's, Holton             St Margaret's, Linstead

                             St Peter's, Spexhall       St Peter's, Thorington      St Mary's, Walpole    

                             St Peter's, Wenhaston   St Andrew's, Wissett

       With  St Margaret's, Heveningham with Ubbeston. St Mary's, Huntingfield. St Michael and All Angels, Cookley

Called to demonstrate the Love of God through Worship and Outreach

BlythValley Team Ministry

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

Tel: 01986 875941 or 07752 275328. Email:

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