Please stay awhile to learn a little about our wonderful round towered church and its history. Having looked at us online, you might even be tempted to visit. You will be most welcome!
St Mary's, Rickinghall Inferior:o visit at another time please contact the Rector to arrange for the church to be unlocked.
A guide to the church has been written by Jean Sheehan, a former Churchwarden and something of an expert on the history of our church. This book, and others of local interest, have been published by 'Quatrefoil', a village group established specifically to publish books about the history of Rickinghall and the neighbouring villages Botesdale and Redgrave. Donations from the sale of the church guide and the book about Sam Speare, will be made to the church fabric fund. Click here for full details of how you can buy these books through the Quatrefoil web site.
To ALL Redgrave, Botesdale and Rickinghall Residents
These are worrying times but as a community it is good to know that we can help and support each other. Many of you are already helping friends and neighbours.
We are now putting together a coordinated plan to safely offer assistance to anyone, in the community, so that everyone can receive the help they need.
If you are socially distancing (because of your age or underlying health conditions) or if you are self-isolating (because you or a member of your household is unwell) we can help with the following:
- Picking up a prescription
- Posting mail
- A friendly phone call
- Walking your dog
- Light gardening
We are also happy to talk to anyone and, when required, to refer people to other organisations offering support locally and nationally.
Revd. Chris Norburn (Church of England)
01379 898685 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Brian Shurmer (Botesdale Methodist Chapel)
01379 890898 or email@example.com
Mr. Kev Gladwell (Parkview Chapel)
07557 784152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are fit and healthy, and able to offer help with any of the above please contact:
Revd. Chris Norburn- 01379 898685 or email@example.com
You will then be offered any relevant advice and guidance before your name is passed on to people requesting help.
Sent on behalf of all the churches in these villages.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1Peter 5v7
We take safeguarding seriously and our PCCs have adopted the CofE national policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church’. The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Mr Tim Bonnett can be contacted on: 07785 621319. If you would like to speak to local contacts, their names and contact details are displayed at church.
Further information about safeguarding can be found on the Diocesan website page:
The full Church of England Handbook on Safeguarding can be found for viewing and downloading at: