Around the Benefice

From time to time we have events that we don’t want to consign to the digital archive as soon as they are over. Here’s a selection of what’s been going on.

November 2018: Archaeological  Excavation – St. Mary’s, Grundisburgh

On the 12th Nov. Suffolk Archaeology started a dig to prepare for the
toilets at the rear of the church. This will cover the area or foot print of the toilets, approximately 23 square metres, and require soil to be removed to a depth of 1.2 metres.
The purpose of the dig is to reveal evidence of any burials that have taken place in the area in the past plus and any items of interest such as pottery.
We are anticipating that a large number of burials will be revealed. The church is in the area of a Saxon settlement and it is possible that burials have taken place in the area since 13th century. Any remains found will be recorded in situ and any human bones removed from the site for forensic analysis. After being, checked and recorded, will be returned to St. Mary’s for re internment.

Clopton: Poppy Festival of Remembrance

The Clopton Poppy festival of Remembrance was well worth a visit. Not only did it pay a very fitting tribute to the 15 men from Clopton who gave their lives in the First World War, but provided a really interesting and thought provoking perspective on the events of the time.

Cribfest 2018 – Follow the Star

Cribfest took place in November 2018 with a wonderful collection of Nativity scenes and local art projects on display. We had over 1,000 people come to visit.

Here are some pictures: