Trinity Street, Bungay, Suffolk
Rector of the Bungay Benefice~ Rev'd Ian Byrne ~ Email email@example.com
Parish Office and Answerphone ~ 01986 892553
All photos are © Andy Atterwill
The round-headed tower of Holy Trinity church is considered to be the oldest building in the town. It's coursed flints, herringbone masonry and circular and round-headed windows suggest the late Saxon period but may only indicate that local builders of the early medieval period were still using archaic building methods. The north wall of the church also features coursed flints and has a "keyhole" window, but the remainder of the building was altered in later centuries and exhibits pointed 'perpendicular' windows of the 14th century.The octagonal top of the tower dates back to C15 and bears the arms of Bigod, Montacute, Brotherton, Westminster, Bury Abbey, Spencer, Bishop of Norwich, Beauchamp and Edward the Confessor.
The original chancel at the east end had crumbled into ruins by the 18th century, and the existing chancel was built in I926. The interior contains a fine carved oak pulpit, recorded in the Churchwardens Registers as having been erected in 1588 at a cost of ten shillings; and the altar-rail dates to c. 1660. This is now the parish church of Bungay, St. Mary's in the town centre having been closed for regular services in 1977.
Services in Holy Trinity
All main services are from the Church of England Common Worship service book and other services as authorised under the Canons of the Church of England.
Each Sunday 8am Holy Communion
and at 10am : the following services are every month
1st Sunday: Parish Eucharist
2nd Sunday: Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday: Parish Eucharist
4th Sunday: Morning Praise [a shorter service] often used for Baptisms
5th Sunday: A Benefice service held in rotation between Bungay, Barsham and Mettingham at 10.30am - details available from the notice board or contact Revd Ian Byrne on 01986-892553
Weekday: 10am each Wednesday a BCP service of Holy Communion [CW lectionary] Coffee and tea is served after the 10am and Wednesday midweek services. All are welcome and we look forward to meeting and greeting visitors.
The church has a small kitchenette and toilet with disabled access. We have wheel-chair ramps for the main entrance but assistance is required to gain access.