The church of St. Mary & St. Edburga is to be found in the centre of the village and has vestiges of Saxon and Norman elements, but predominantly owes its current style to the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries.
It is wonderfully light and airy inside, having plain diamond glass over the majority of the windows, with only small areas of medieval glass still in place at the heads of the oldest lancet windows. There is a legend that the remainder of the stained glass was taken down for protection at the time of the Reformation and buried somewhere around the village, but nothing has so far been discovered.
Within the church, there is a plain medieval font, a beautiful Jacobean pulpit and an enormous 17th century baroque monument to a member of the Borlase family, who built the manor in 1545.
The church of St Mary & St Edburga, Stratton Audley is a member of the Church of England Shelswell group of parishes. Visit www.shelswellparishes.info
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Please note services are usually:
2nd Sunday in the month – 10.45am Morning Service
4th Sunday in the month – 9.15am Holy Communion
Compline at 6pm on the 1st Sunday every other month
A THANK YOU
The PCC would like to thank all those who take their place on the many rotas which keep the Churches so well maintained and such a welcoming place to visit; the cleaners, flower arrangers, providers of refreshments for services, readers, organists, meeters and greeters and those helping to keep the Churchyards in such good order by taking part in the mowing. Many, many thanks.
But how can YOU help? In Stratton Audley we have a goodly number of people who are prepared to help on the rotas but, inevitably, numbers are reducing as people move away. If you would be able to assist – probably around once every 6-8 weeks – we would be very grateful. If you are not currently a member of the congregation then you might like to help with the flowers, cleaning or mowing of the Churchyard which helps to keep the Church such a vibrant feature of YOUR village, but if you are a member (or are likely to become a member) of the congregation then an offer of help with the additional elements of refreshments after the service or meeting and greeting before the start of the service (or even occasionally reading a lesson!!) would be much appreciated. If this appeals to you please contact Becky on 01869 277471.
In addition to the above, the PCC and the whole congregation, would like to thank the bell-ringers, who give up their time – usually twice a week – to rehearse and then ring for services. The pealing of bells is a uniquely English tradition and really helps to lift the spirit prior to a service.