St Mary the Virgin was built more than 700 years ago in the gothic style and has seen many changes over the years. The oldest feature is the 13th century piscina. Other notable features include the double hammerbeam roof with its 50 angels and the 15th century painting of St Christopher. The red brick tower was built in the 18h century and houses a ring of 12 bells, one of only 2 in Suffolk. The churchyard is managed with wildlife in mind and well worth walking around especially in spring and summer.

St Mary’s church is open every day and all visitors are very welcome to enjoy the peace for a quiet prayer or join us for our various Sunday services and other events. We cater for all ages, ranging from Tiddlywinks for pre-school children, Sunday Club and Funsters for our young people to get-togethers for all ages at our monthly coffee mornings, Swap Shop, Luncheon Club for the elderly and House Groups for more in depth discussions. We support the wider community by having close links to our Primary School, supporting FIND (Families in Need) in Ipswich and being a Fairtrade church.

Contact:  Rev. Canon Clare Sanders, Parish Rooms, The Green, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, IP13 6TA


Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Sunday Club
For 4 plus year olds. Meet in the Parish Room and then join parents in church. Art, craft, stories and more
Every second and fourth Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Service
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Fairtrade stall after service
Parish Eucharist
Refreshments served after service. Fairtrade stall after service
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Morning Prayer
A Service of prayer,not neccessarily led by an ordained minister, with occasional speakers.
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Communion
Communion Service with emphasis on family and children
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Benefice Service
Held when there is a 5th. Sunday in the month Usually a Communion Service, on rotation in each Church within the Benefice.
Every fifth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour


Swap Shop
Come and join us in Grundisburgh Parish Room over a drink of tea or coffee. This is an opportunity to swap stories, news, toys, veg, fruit, flowers, books, recipes, cakes etc.
Every first Wednesday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Young people meet at the Parish Room after school, Term time only.
Every Wednesday at 5:30 PM


For Pre-School children with parents/carers. Activities, stories, songs, drinks and refreshments
Term time only
Every second and fourth Thursday at 2:30 PM for ¾ hour