Church Services & meetings



Sunday 3rd     9:30am  Holy Communion BCP DB

Sunday 10th   3:30pm Carol Service with candles and Baptism RO 

Tuesday 19th  7:00pm Carols in Worlingworth Community Centre

Sunday 24th   3:00pm Crib Service

Sunday 24th   9:30pm1st Communion of Christmas RO

Sunday 31st   10:30am  Benefice Commjnion Serivce at Wilby

BCP = Book of Common Prayer

CW = Common Worship (modern text)

LM = Lay Ministry

DB = Rev. David Burrell

RO = Rev. Ron Orams

GN = Rev. Graham Noble

AV = Rev. Andrew Vessey

Services may not always be as listed above.  If you wish to confirm the time and format, please telephone a Churchwarden (contact details below)


This takes place in St. Mary’s Church at 7pm on Thursday, the  20th of  April. The first part of the meeting is to elect two Churchwardens and anyone on the electoral roll of the parishes of Worlingworth and Southolt can nominate and vote for their candidate.  The Parochial Church Meeting follows on, when we hear the Annual  Report on the business of the church, the revised church electoral  roll and the accounts for the year ending in  December 2016. The final part is a brief meeting of the newly elected PCC  to discuss any urgent business and officers  are elected, which is for the PCC members only

Men's group

Tuesdays 7-9pm.  The Low House.  Friendly, informal and lively chat.  Sometimes from a Christian angle. Contact Revd Ron Orams for more details. 01986 798901

Thursday group

Discussion group at the home of the Revd. Ron Orams. Third Thursday of every month 7;30pm to 9:30pm 01986 798901


Mr Bert Stanford 01728 628474

Keith Wilson 01728 628344

Elder Val Swallow 01728 628068

Secretary Shirley Rutterford 01728 628710

Churchwarden Emeritus Mr H. Palfrey

For Pastoral care, baptisms, wedding and funeral arrangements, please contact;

Rev.David Burrell Email

Tel: 01986 798136

Address: the Rectory, 15 Noyes Road, Laxfield, IP13 8EB or

Rev. Ron Orams Tel 01986 798901


P.C.C meetings

Parochial Church Council (PCC) meetings are held six times a year. These are open to PCC members only.


The Annual Parochial Church Council Meetings is held in April in St Mary’s Church.  The date is displayed on the church door. Everyone in the Parish is invited to attend this meeting and to raise any church related matter for discussion etc.

St Mary’s Guild

St Mary’s Guild meets once a month and new members are always welcome.  Further details can be obtained from the Guild Leader, Mrs V Swallow on 01728 628068.

Benefice Choir

There is a Benefice Choir which sings at special services. The choir is always looking for new members. Anyone interested in joining can do so by contacting the choir master, Mrs C Stanford on 01728 628474