Candlemas Evensong

Sunday 3rd Feb 6.30pm, Stonham Aspal Church

Candlemas Evensong with the United Benefice choir

Join us as we celebrate the Festival of THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE.
Candlemas takes place 40 days after Christmas, and is among the most ancient feasts of the Church.

It is based upon the account of the presentation of Jesus, in Luke 2: 22-40.

In some Churches it is during this service that Candles for the year are blessed, a symbol of Jesus Christ, the light of the world.

Everyone is very welcome.




3rd Sun    6.30pm  Candlemas Evensong with Benefice choir

 7th Thur  8.50-11.30am  Coffee Inn

               7pm Homegroup 

 10th Sun   9.30am  Light for All

 12th Tue   7.30pm PCC meeting

 14th Thur 8.50-11.30am  Coffee Inn

                7pm  Homegroup

 17th Sun   9.30am  Holy Communion

                11am-3pm Snowdrops event at Elm Farm

 21st Thur  10-11.30am  Coffee Inn

                7pm  Homegroup


 24th Sun   9.30am  Worship and Praise

 28th Thur 8.50-11.30am  Coffee Inn

                7pm  Homegroup

Fri 1st March 10am World Day of Prayer, Earl Stonham Parish Room, everyone welcome.

Sat 2nd March 10am Ladies that Brunch, Greenacre

Sun 3rd March 6.30pm Evensong


**Please note the new Worship pattern for the United Benefice began last month.**


St Mary & St Lambert,

Stonham Aspal and Mickfield Church.

The new pattern of services across the North Bosmere Group of Parishes began in January.  For Stonham Aspal the new pattern is:


First Sunday of the month


Evening Prayer

Second Sunday of the month


Worship for All

Third Sunday of the month


Holy Communion

Fourth Sunday of the month


Worship and Praise for Sunday Morning

Where there is a fifth Sunday


Usually Holy Communion at one of the 8 churches


WORSHIP AND PRAISE FOR SUNDAY MORNING is a new service which we have introduced to extend the types of worship we are able to offer.  This service will sometimes be led by Revd Philip or Revd Helen or on other occasions by a lay member of the church.  It is a contemporary Service of the Word which includes prayers, readings from the Bible and hymns.  The service, which is suitable for all ages, will last about 45 minutes and refreshments are served afterwards. Everyone is welcome……


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Altar Flowers in Church

St Mary & St Lambert, Stonham Aspal with Mickfield 

There are two ways in which flowers and displays are put in Church.

Altar Flowers
The weekly rota is now available at the back of the Church. You will notice that this is done in two weeks sessions, please don’t let that put you off, it is not a central heated home so many flowers will keep for this length of time. Perhaps you have an Anniversary or birthday of a loved one when you would like to place flowers at the altar. Please put your name on the rota and I will make sure that you have all the details that you need. If you would like flowers to be put in church but are not able to do so and would prefer to give a donation, please contact me.
Flowers at Festivals
For festivals and special events each person has either a window or an area to put their arrangement. The Church festivals include, Easter, Harvest, Christmas and during the year the Church may be decorated for services such as a special Songs of Praise, Royal occasion etc.
If there is anything that you would like to know about joining the team who decorates the Church for festivals or being on the weekly rota please do not hesitate to contact me on 01449711393 or
Many thanks Alex Pratt

Plough Sunday and Monday

Ploughing for All Service, Sunday 13th 9.30am, when the plough and work in the countryside will be blessed.

Please bring along your toy tractors and ploughs and tools which you use in the garden or to care for animals for the display.
Everyone is very welcome to this special Worship for All service at Stonham Aspal Church.
Plough Monday on 14th January will start with East Suffolk Morris Men gathering at the village hall from 7pm. They will then dance at Does Field at 7.30pm, moving down to Walnut Tree Meadow, Wingfield Meadow, Quoits Meadow and finishing at the village hall for dancing and ale. PLEASE come and join them with torches and hi-vis clothing as in their usual daft fashion we they will be the Men in Black!!


Fri 25th Jan 7.30pm, tickets £10

Stonham Aspal Village Hall.


Join us as we celebrate with a traditional burns meal, ode to the haggis in Scottish dialect, suitable music and a wee dram!


Dinner will be served at 8pm, on the menu..

Cock-a-leekie soup

Haggis neeps & tatties, Whisky sauce

Cranachan with camamelised oatmeal & raspberry sauce

Cheese & biscuits

Coffee & mints

If you have any specific dietary needs or would prefer the vegetarian option, please let me know on booking.

Reservations would be appreciated by 20th January.

You are welcome to bring your own drinks.

To book your place please contact Alex on 01449711393 or David on 01449711124

Raising funds for the Village Hall

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What’s on in January 2019

St Mary & St Lambert Stonham Aspal with Mickfield Church


3rd Thur 8.50-11.30am  Coffee Inn

6th Sun 6.30pm  Evensong 

10th Thur 8.50-11.30am  Coffee Inn   

13th Sun 9.30am  Ploughing for All

(14th Plough Monday – watch out for the Morris Men)

17th Thur 8.50-11.30am  Coffee Inn

              7pm  Homegroup

20th Sun 9.30am  Holy Communion

24th Thur 8.50-11.30am  Coffee Inn

                7pm  Homegroup


27th Sun 9.30am  Worship and Praise

31st Thur 8.50-11.30am  Coffee Inn

                7pm  Homegroup

**Please note the new Worship pattern for the United Benefice begins this month.**