Wombles Meet at Community Cafe

On 19 December, the Wombles litter pickers got together for a coffee and chat. We try to do this twice a year. Before Covid we used to get together to litter pick in different areas of Claydon and Barham. But since then we have tended to have our own areas. For example several people clear […]

Great Blakenham Over 50s Club

The Over 50s Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the Parish Room, Stowmarket Road from 2-4pm. The cost per meeting is £4 and includes whatever activity is on, tea and biscuits, a raffle ticket and a three ticket bingo book.  Perhaps you are new to the area and this would […]

Great Blakenham Craft Club

The club is held in the Parish Room, Stowmarket Road, Great Blakenham. There is a car park behind the hall and it is accessible to all including disabled toilet facilities.  We meet on Mondays from 2-4pm other than bank holidays from February until the first week in December on which day we have our AGM and […]

The Claydon Benefice

The Church of England in Claydon and Barham, Great Blakenham and Henley We are known as The Claydon Benefice. The position of Rector is currently vacant: as announced previously, the Revd Tracey Caswell is to be licensed next month. To contact a member of the Ministry Team please visit: For enquiries, please contact the […]

Church Services

St. Mary the Virgin Bramford, St. Mary Nettlestead, St Mary the Virgin Little Blakenham, St Peter Baylham Rector: Revd. Eric Falla 01473 484 676 / 07540 359 993 / email: Please check the notice boards for any changes Morning Prayer St Mary’s Bramford Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8.30am plus fourth and fifth Wednesdays […]

Claydon and Barham Young Families

Happy New Year from everyone at Young Families. This month we will be meeting on the 18 January, 9.30-11.30am in the Claydon and Barham Village Hall. A little information about us:  Claydon and Barham Young Families is a Mother’s Union project which has been run by Mothers Union members and supporters for thirty-two years!! We […]

Stowmarket and District Camera Club

On 9 October, Kevin Sawford, professional photographer held our first lecture on ‘Nature Photography’ and presented members with various ways and tips on how to make good photographs inspirational. On 23 October, our first Open competition was judged by Nick Akers -ARPS. We had a great evening and a big ‘thank you’ to Nick for […]

Somersham and District Community Shop

Festive opening times We will be closed on Monday, 25 December (Christmas Day), Tuesday, 26 December (Boxing Day) and Monday, 1 January (New Year’s Day). We will be open as usual on all other days throughout the Christmas period (see opening times below) – thank you for supporting your local shop! Don’t miss our display […]

Citizens Advice Mid Suffolk 

Citizens Advice on managing energy bills this winter. I am a single parent with two kids and I’m really worried about how I’ll afford to pay my energy bills when I have to start putting the heating and lights on more now winter is here. At the moment I just about have enough money to […]

1st Kesgrave Scout Group Christmas Card Collection

Don’t forget the Scouts Christmas card collection and delivery service is running again this year. The delivery area covers Kesgrave, Rushmere, Ipswich Borough and Martlesham (i.e. all postcodes IP1 to IP5) together with Felixstowe, The Trimleys and Kirton and some of the surrounding villages including Claydon, Barham, Gt Blakenham, Westerfield, Witnesham, Henley, Tuddenham and Old […]