St Mary's Church, Huntingfield, Suffolk


General information

Huntingfield is some 23 miles north north west of Ipswich. It lies just north of the B1117 from Halesworth to Eye.

Post code for sat-navs is: IP19 0PR

Three parishes make up the Benefice of Heveningham: Heveningham with Ubbeston, Huntingfield, and Cookley.
At present we do not have a permanent priest-in-charge.

Telephone contact: 01986 798165

The Pub: On Huntingfield village green is a friendly pub, the Huntingfield Arms, which serves good food and Adnams Beers (Tel: 01986-798320). The church is half a mile up the village street from the green.

Access: The church is normally open daily for visitors, 9am - 5pm, except Sundays, when it is currently closing at 4.00pm, due to rehearsals.

Level access is available from the lane to the south porch. There are then steps with a handrail down to the nave. For disabled visitors it is recommended that the mown grass path is followed to the priestís door, which offers level access to the chancel and one step down to the nave.

Information is available for visitors. The church guide book, leaflets and postcards are offered for sale.

A notice indicates where to put a £1 coin in the meter to illuminate the painted ceiling.

Bells: There are five bells and visiting bell-ringing groups are welcomed.

Guided tours: To give you an idea - here is an example- 20 historic vehicles from Colchester Vintage Motor club who visited in May last year.

car visit

Guided tours are offered when refrehsments may be provided. If you'd like to do this - contact us by email.

Heveningham Hall: The Heveningham Hall Country Fair is held annually in July, when by kind permission of the owners the grounds and gardens are open to the public. This event attracts thousands of visitors, as does a huge Bonfire and Firework Display held on a Saturday near 5th November. All profits from these events support the five neighbouring churches and villages.