St. Peter's Church, Blaxhall, built in the 14th century, is set within a hedged graveyard. It is a warm and welcoming village church, with the touch of local hands through the ages very much in evidence.
St. Peter's was recently in need of some repairs to the exterior fabric. Details are available on display boards in the Church. The Parochial Church Council (PCC) initiated fundraising so as to be able to undertake these repairs, which were completed in August 2015. The PCC wishes to express its very sincere gratitude to all those individuals and organisations whose generous contributions made it possible to undertake these repairs.

From the beginning of 2015 we were delighted to welcome the Rev Mandy Reynolds as the new Rector for the Alde River Benefice. Unfortunately, Mandy resigned her role and left the Benefice during May 2016. The Alde River Benefice is now in a period of Interregnum whilst the processes to appoint a new Incumbent are progressed.

All administrative enquiries should go to the Benefice Administrator, Ann Boulter (contact details below).
Our Churchwarden at Blaxhall is Sue Cowling (contact details below).


  • Blaxhall Community Coffee Morning. This monthly event will next be held at 10.30am on Tuesday 7th February 2017, in the YHA Hostel, Blaxhall. All are welcome, whether Blaxhall residents or visitors. There is no charge for the coffee morning but voluntary donations to the YHA Charity, which supports holidays for disadvantaged young people, are welcome.

Upcoming Services and Events 2017

  • 1st January, Second Sunday of Christmas, 10.00am, Benefice Holy Communion (CW), Farnham
  • 8th January, Epiphany, 11.00am, Holy Communion (CW)
  • 15th January, Second Sunday of Epiphany, 8.00am, Benefice Holy Communion (CW) Snape
  • 15th January, Second Sunday of Epiphany, 10.00am, Benefice Morning Praise Snape
  • 22nd January, Third Sunday of Epiphany, 9.30am, Praise & Worship for Everyone
  • 29th January, Fourth Sunday of Epiphany, 6.30pm, Candlemas Choral Evensong - with the Alde River Singers
  • 5th February, Fourth Sunday before Lent, 10.00am, Benefice Holy Communion Great Glemham


  • Benefice Administrator, Ann Boulter, 01728 831485
  • Sue Cowling (Church Warden) 01728 689177
  • Mike Cowling (Secy. Parochial Church Council) 01728 689177

Ebb and Flow

  • Ebb and Flow is the (free) monthly newsletter of the River Alde Benefice, including Blaxhall. A copy of Ebb and Flow is delivered to every household in Blaxhall and spare copies are usually available in the Church porch.
  • The electronic version may be found at

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Each year, from Advent Sunday until Candlemas the exterior of St Peter's Church is floodlit, which makes St Peter's look comforting - see photograph on the left. Please click on the image for a high resolution version.

Simon Knott has included St Peter's on his Suffolk Churches website, and our place of worship also features on the Open Churches Trust site. Various facts, figures, dates, and old photos of the church can be found on our history pages and pictures taken from the tower can be found in the photograph section of the site

The greetings cards shown below are available for sale inside the church, with proceeds going towards church funds (no high-res versions of these - if you want one you’ll have to buy it!)

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