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Have been in there many times... lovely place to be... shame its not busier. Take care and good luck.
I am glad you enjoy your visits. Rickinghall is plenty busy enough as it is. A thriving village with about 40 local voluntary organisations and all the local services we need. We don't want crowds - this is suffolk after all.
Allah barakum... God bless you. shame I didn't have time to visit this charming church earlier when I visit you my mission supporting church, or more recently for a family funeral. But thank you for all your love and support.Bless you.
Good morning, When I was living with my family at my grandmother & grandfathers' in Botesdale in 1932-1933(Water Lane ?) I was eight years old ,I attended both churches with my mother.Last Christmas my cousin Mrs.Beryl Hill sent me a Christmas card of the church- I was delighted as I often speak to my children about the churches & the village.I enjoyed reading the history of the churches & have printed it out so my family will have it for their photo albums.I am now eighty six years old, the churches & village are some of my fond memories of my short time in England.I was fortunate to have been able to travel back with my parents & my husband.
With all best wishes for the fiture of the churches,
Mrs. Ella Davies
Re Mary Ann Sterry: Thank you for spotting the error! Mary's year of birth is of course 1814.
To Ella Davies: Thank you for leaving your comment, it is good to know that our efforts are appreciated.
I was looking at Mary Ann Sterry (no. 380) and wondered if you could check her. It states her birth was 1894, death 18.11.1897 and that she was 83.
We visited Rickinghall a couple of years ago as I was doing research into my family tree and the 'Spear' family lived in Rickinghall. We wanted to visit the church but as a funeral was taking place in the churchyard we didn't want to intrude. We are coming to visit Rickinghall again on Saturday 29th October with 5 other members of our family and was hoping it would be possible to visit St Mary's and view inside too. I hope this will be possible. Thank you.
Hello My daughter and I are visiting Rickinghall on 29th October (Sat) 2011 where are ancestors lived. Their names were Sheppherd/Shepherd and Roper. It would be really lovely to visit st Marys and perhaps see old registers. Thank you
I enjoyed meeting you and was pleased we could give you information for your family history.
Hello! baackka interesting baackka site! I'm really like it! Very, very baackka good!
Thank you for your interesting website and all the hard work on the churchyard. For your records my grandfather, Robert Tice Davey, was born on 1st July 1916 and died on 24th January 2005.
Kate, Thank you for your kind comments and correction. I have amended your Gf's DoB on our records but will not be updating the web site. I can send you a photo of the stone if you wish. If you enter your email address in this page, I can see it, but it is not publically visible.
What a fantastic website! Well done. The last time I looked about a year ago you had no website. I have called at the church (Rickinghall) with my wife several times in the last few years but have always been disappointed to find it locked. It is very good to see the uptodate list of your services for March and with such detail. I will visit you for your Morning Service next Sunday. I am only 20 miles away. I was very interested to hear about your visiting bishop from Malawi recently. I know him well
What a wonderful website. Well done. It is good to see the Sunday Services for March in such detail. I may well visit you next Sunday for the Rickinghall Service. I am only 20 miles away. I believe you had a visit from Bishop Fanuel from Malawi recently. I know him well but unfortunately did not know he was coming until afterwards.
Good wishes to you all
Dear Mr Smalls, Thank you for your kind words, which I will pass to Richard Norburn our Rector. If you ever wish to visit, other than at a service, please contact me via my email link and I can easily arrange to unlock the door.
The times and dates when the church will be unlocked and open for visitors is now on our home page.
We have now added the list of past rectors to the site. Look under the "History" tab (Dig deep!)
The local parish magazine and a telephone list of local organisers can now be found on the web site.
Indexes to transcripts of the baptism, marriage and burial registers held at Rickinghall have been added to the site. Look under the "Registers" tab
Do you have a Rev Slapp in your records please.
He's an Ancestor of mine.
Time of Thomas Wolsey who was there around that time..
Greetings Mr Francis.
The Rev SLAPP was rector of Rickinghall Inferior from 1827. If you enter his name in the search bar you will get links to this name on our web site. His name shows under :
History >Rectors> Rectors of Rickinghall Inferior
We also have memorial inscriptions of some nine SLAPP graves. You can find an index to our MIs at http://stmarysrickinghallinferior.onesuffolk.net/assets/Index-to-Registers--MIs-pdf/MI-Alphabetic-sort-Colour.pdf
I came across your very informative and well organised website in the course of my family research.
I am looking for information about my great aunt - Laura Murdock - who was born in London, but lived for much of her life with the Garnham family - Henry and Eliza in Rickinghall. Laura was as described on the census form as "feeble minded" and ended her days,aged only 25, in the Hartismere Workhouse. I understand she was buried at St Mary's and I am hoping to organise a visit to the church in the new year. If anyone has any relevant information about the Murdocks/the Garnhams/the Workhouse or life in the early 1990's in the village I'd be more than grateful for anything that would help fill in my family history. Thank you.
Dear Mrs Smith,
Thank you for your kind comments about the web site. Laura MURDOCK was buried at St Mary's Rickinghall Superior on 11 March 1916 ( Superior burial register page 38 entry 298). We have two churches: Superior, now redundant; Inferior, still very much in use.
We also have the record of a Superior burial for Eliza MURDOCK on 3 Jan 1918 aged 97. She was also resident at Hartismere Union Workhouse, at the time of her death. (page 39 entry 306).
GARNHAM is a common surname in the village.
Please tell me when you are visiting to village and I will arrange keys to the churches.
Usefull web pages for you http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Hartismere/ AND
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