St Edmund, Southwold

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

Marcus Knight – Safeguarding Officer – Tel: 07710 775891  email: The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser can be contacted on 07785 621319 (available 8am to 8pm)

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

Open from 10am to 1pm.

Church buildings will remain open every day for individual private prayer.

The following Covid guidelines and restrictions are to keep each other safe and to show due care and consideration for each other.

Hands Please sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Church.

Face Everyone is required to wear a facemask at all times during services.

Space Every one is required to maintain 2 metres distance at all times.

People are required to sit in the labelled positions only to maintain distancing.

People may not mingle and chat in the Church building, to maintain distancing.

Certain areas of the church are cordoned off as per guidelines for safety, please do not enter these areas.

Standard Service Pattern – will resume in June

1st Sunday of Month        2nd Sunday of Month

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


3rd Sunday of Month        4th Sunday of Month

8am        Eucharist (BCP)      9.30am   Eucharist

9.30am  Family Worship   

6pm        Compline   

5th Sunday of Month

8am        Eucharist (BCP)

9.30am  Eucharist

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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