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All Saints

Following the licensing service on  21 November, 2007, Brandeston and Kettleburgh with Easton is now looked after by Canon Harry Edwards and Reverend Robin Alderson.



The Parish Magazine contains full details of the services at All Saints.

Click here to see past copies of the Parish Magazine.

VAT On Church Alterations

A 20% increase in costs for alterations to church buildings was hidden in the recent budget. This will be a major blow to all PCCs who are working to open their churches to wider community use. Alterations such as the installation of loos, kitchens, the building of extensions, plus new lighting and heating systems have in the past all been zero rated. The increase in costs means that projects could be shelved, possibly jeopardising the future of the church building.

The Government is consulting on this change and invites comments on the proposals prior to 4 May – but this doesn’t give us much time.

There are two ways in which you can make your views known: you can write to your MP (model letter and MPs’ names and addresses attached) or you can sign the e-petition:

 http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/32229 drafted by the national Church Buildings Council.

If you are going to write to your MP then please add how this will affect your church – preferably give examples rather than just reproduce the standard letter – and please pass the e-petition round as many people as you can.

Please act now.

Best wishes


James Halsall

Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches and Pastoral Secretary

Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich

Direct Dial: 01473 298533

Mobile: 07702 079051

Email: james@stedmundsbury.anglican.org

St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Board of Finance.

A Company Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity.

Registered in England Reg No. 143034.

Registered Office: Diocesan Office, St Nicholas Centre, 4 Cutler Street, Ipswich. IP1 1UQ.

All Saints Support of Nansambo Primary School, Malawi

Over the last three years, All Saints’ Church has been supporting the work of a primary school of 1000 children in Malawi. We have particularly supported the salaries of four teaching assistants and have also contributed to improvements to the building. We are constantly amazed at the amount that can be achieved with our small contributions. Members of the Tobin family, who coordinate the project, have visited the Church and spoken to us about the work that is being done for the school and for the wider community. This presentation gives an idea of what has been achieved and future plans.



Contact Mary Baker for a copy of the actual Powerpoint presentation.

The presentation as a PDF file (2.2MB).


Malawi is the fifth poorest country in the world. It suffers from limited natural resources, environmental degradation and from the devastating effects of the AIDS epidemic which has already caused over 650,000 deaths and has left 1 million orphans. AIDS is the leading cause of death amongst adults in Malawi, and is a major factor in the country’s low life expectancy of just 39.8 years.

On the positive side Malawi has a functioning democracy, a tradition of peace and is known internationally as “The Warm Heart Of Africa.”


Service Rota to April 2014

Church Wardens


Deanery Synod

Miss Mary Baker

Mrs Mary Baker

Don Evans

Mrs Alison Molyneux

Miss Eileen Leach MBE

Miss Eileen Leach MBE




Parochial Church Council


Mary Baker (Sec)

Paul Baker (Treasurer)

Lucy Nobbs

John Garratt

Kelly Jeffery

Chris McArthur (Vice-chairman)

Mary Mitson-Woods

Ruth Garratt

Lady Clemency Cunliffe

Lydia Freeman

Janet Weston

John Penny

Minutes of PCC Meetings

Annual report for the year ending 31 Dec 2013

13 September 2012

21 May 2012

25 April 2012

19 March 2012

16 January 2012

7 November 2011

12 September 2011

Standing Committee - 6 September 2011

Annual report for the year ending 31 Dec 2011

Annual Meeting of Parishioners 13 April 2011

Standing Committee - 6 May 2011

13 April 2011

25 March 2011

Standing Committee - 11 January 2011

25 January 2011

Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2010

16 November 2010

7 September 2010

Standing Committee - 26 August 2010

25 May 2010

21 April 2010

22 March 2010

6 December 2009

Report for the year ending 31 December 2009

16 November 2009

14 September 2009

18 June 2009

16 March 2009

Report for the year ending 31 December 2008

January 2009

November 2008

September 2008

June 2008

March 2008

Report for the year ending 31 December 2007

22 January 2008

15 November 2007

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