The Claydon Benefice

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The Church of England in Claydon and Barham, Great Blakenham and Henley

We are known as The Claydon Benefice. The position of Rector is currently vacant: as announced previously, the Revd Tracey Caswell is to be licensed next month.

To contact a member of the Ministry Team please visit: For enquiries, please contact the Churchwardens – 

Barham: Robert Clark 07894 439 252, Jonathan Dedman 01473 830 890; 

Great Blakenham: Wendy Hooper 01473 846 642; 

Henley: Sarah Hazelwood 01473 831 539, Richard Self 01473 831 930.

Regular Services – all welcome

St Mary & St Peter, Barham: Sundays at 8am (except second and fifth Sundays) and 10am; first Sunday at 4.30pm; Wednesdays at 10am.

St Mary, Great Blakenham: Sundays at 11am.

St Peter, Henley: Sundays at 9.30am, fourth Sunday at 6.30pm.

Forthcoming events

Barham Church:
Families@4.30: the next sessions are Sunday, 7 January and then Sunday, 4 February at 4.30pm. All families are welcome to join us for some craft work, a short service with children in mind, followed by a sit-down meal. Please book by email with Roger on:
Friday Drop-In: every Friday, 10am-12.30pm for anyone who would like coffee and company – just drop in or stay. The Bacon Road Little Library is in the church.

Great Blakenham Church:
Coffee Morning: Saturday, 13 January, 10am-12noon in the Parish Room.
Zoom Quiz: Friday, 26 January, 7.15pm. Contact: for details.

Home Group: Tuesday evenings via Zoom at 7.30pm with Bible readings and discussion: for details contact Wendy at: 

Many thanks to all who supported our events and Services during the Christmas period – we look forward to seeing you again soon. Visit our website: for further details of events and Services.

Can you help please? There is a clothes recycling bank in St Mary’s Church, Great Blakenham, and a donations box for FIND in Henley Church porch and in Barham Church; there is also a plate for donations for Stowmarket food bank in Barham Church. Please donate if you can, thank you.

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