St Edmund, Southwold

Vicar In Charge: Revd. Simon Pitcher Tel: 01502 725424
Church Warden: Mr Jonathan Sutton
07866 072327   Send Email
Postcode: IP18 6JA

Carolyn Kerr – Safeguarding Officer – Tel: 0784 9870125  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 9am to 6pm.

The wearing of face masks is optional.  Worshippers are required to sanitise their hands on entry to the church and to respect the need to maintain a safe distance from others while moving around the church.

Standard Service Pattern – 

1st Sunday of Month         2nd Sunday of Month

9.30am Family Service        9.30am Eucharist

11am Eucharist                       11.15am Eucharist (CW) 

6pm     Choral Evensong      6pm Choral Evensong                                                      

3rd Sunday of Month          4th Sunday of Month

8am Eucharist

9.30am Messy Church           9.30am Family Service  

11am Eucharist                         6pm Choral Evensong

5th Sunday of Month  8am & 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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