St Edmund, Southwold

Vicar In Charge: Revd. Simon Pitcher Tel: 01502 725424
Church Warden: Mr Marcus Knight Tel: 07710 775891
Jane Ackroyd Tel: 01502 724951   Send Email
Postcode: IP18 6JA

Marcus Knight – Safeguarding Officer – Tel: 07710 775891  email:

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

Most services are currently cancelled.  However the following services at Southwold will take place 12th July, 19th July & 26th July there will be a 9,30am Holy Communion Service

Southwold church has reopened for private individual prayer. 

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

Open from 10am to 1pm.


Standard Service Pattern : St Edmunds Southwold

1st Sunday of Month        2nd Sunday of Month

8am   Eucharist (BCP)        9.30am   Eucharist (CW)

9.30amFamily Service        6pmn  Evensong BCP

11am      Morning Prayer BCP

3rd Sunday of Month        4th Sunday of Month

8am        Eucharist (BCP)    9.30am   Family Service

9.30am  Messy Church       6pm Evensong BCP

11am      Eucharist

5th Sunday of Month

8am        Eucharist (BCP)

9.30am  FamilyService

Special services are undertaken throughout the year when we celebrate major festivals.  Please check our services page 


St.Edmunds@church means an all age service, suitable for families.  We use some traditional and some modern music.  Piano and band.  Relatively informal and children friendly

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

Messy Church means children and family friendly.  Informal, mostly contemporary music with piano and band.

Choral means with choir and organ and traditional hymns


St. Edmund’s, Southwold is a Grade 1 listed, 15th century church situated in the middle of the town.  The exterior is a beautiful example of East Anglian flint work.  Inside, look out for the carved and decorated angels in the roof, the spectacular font cover, and the great medieval rood screen with its fine paintings.  The figure of Southwold Jack is well known to anyone who loves Adnams beers.  The armour-clad figure, dating from the Wars of the Roses, is still called upon today to announce the start of services by striking his bell with his battle axe.

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