Holy Trinity, Blythburgh

Vicar In Charge: Revd. Simon Pitcher Tel: 01502 725424
Church Warden: Mrs Meryl Doney Tel: 01502 478 229
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Postcode: IP19 9LL

Jenny Allen – Safeguarding Officer – Tel: 01502 478 314  email: jennyanddick@aol.com

Our safeguarding statement can be viewed in the downloads section of this page.

Blythburgh church has reopened for private individual prayer. 

This is in accordance with the relaxation of Government lockdown regulations.

Open from 9am to 6pm.

Standard Service Pattern

1st Sunday of Month         2nd Sunday of Month

6pm     Choral Evensong     11.15am Eucharist (CW)                                                        

3rd Sunday of Month          4th Sunday of Month

9.30am Morning Prayer (BCP) 9.30am Eucharist (BCP)           

5th Sunday of Month   No service

Special services are undertaken throughout the year so please check our upcoming services page


Eucharist = Holy Communion.

BCP means that we use the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. 

CW means Common Worship, using contemporary language.  Mostly traditional hymns, piano or organ

Choral means with choir and organ and traditional hymns

In March 2020, the choirs fell silent. The Voice Project had planned to start rehearsing a new show, Arc of the Sky, inspired by the idea of a bird’s-eye view of Holy Trinity Church, Blyth-burgh, known as the Cathedral of the Marshes, the landscape it sits in – the Blyth estuary – and the coastline. Performances were planned in July. In-stead, we made this film with the singers recording and filming themselves. This is the result.


Holy Trinity, Blythburgh is a very large church that is of international renown.  It is a Grade 1 listed building of serene presence and atmosphere, overlooking the River Blyth and the marshes.  Due to its elegant profile and prominent position, it is often called ‘The Cathedral of the Marshes’;.  Look out for the angels in the roof, elegant survivors of the worst ravages of Cromwell’s troops and the iconoclast’s fundamentalism.  Legend tells that the satanic dog ‘Black Shuck’ prowled the church during a great storm in 1577.  Can you see his claw marks on the door?

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