Welcome to St Mary the Virgin

St Mary the Virgin, Cavendish
St Mary the Virgin, Cavendish

Cavendish is widely considered to be the prettiest village in South West Suffolk. A church has existed in Cavendish since Saxon times, and the current building dates from the 14th Century, with additions in the 15th and 19th Centuries. Situated in a “chocolate box” setting off a thatched cottage-lined village green, the church is one of the area’s tourist attractions, not least for its splendid, gilted 16th Century Flemish reredos.

The church hosts a well-attended Holy Communion service on the morning of the first Sunday of every month.

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Upcoming services

We have now resumed a regular schedule of services, subject to the Government’s and the Archbishops’ guidelines relating to Covid-19. For up-to-date service times during this period of some uncertainty, please contact the churchwardens directly.

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