Monks Eleigh with Chelsworth and Brent Eleigh with Milden and Kettlebaston

St Marys, Brent Eleigh

Rev. Mike Birt, 01449 740623;

Church Wardens- Michael and Vivian Warner 07961710099;


Last year we were able to offer a series of 3 beautiful glossy cards of St Mary’s featuring photographs as taken in the snow, by Rosalind Stephens; these proved so popular that we have a fresh supply!

The greeting inside reads:- Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’

On the rear page is a brief description of the Church. Complete with white envelopes, and individually packed in cellophane, they are now available as follows:-

£2 each (£1 for smaller snowy scene); pack of 3 mixed £5; or ditto 6 for £9 (ie £1.50 each at this quantity). Please call Michael Warner on 07961710099 or email to place your order; cheques made payable to ‘P C C of Brent Eleigh’.  As these cards have been very kindly donated to us, all proceeds are for the benefit of the ongoing costs of maintaining St.Mary’s.



Find out about our church by clicking Brief Guide

Our ancient & beautiful Church and Churchyard - has been part of this village for over 750 years, and requires continuing care and maintenance; in April we discovered that the large West Window has ‘lead thinning’ , meaning that the small diamond shaped panes let the rain through, also some are cracked or missing. We have been fortunate enough to gain a grant from the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust for most of the cost, and proceeds from the ‘Clocks Talk’ in May will be added to the fund. Works will involve temporary wooden covers in place of the three main vertical panes; we will keep you updated!

We would be pleased to welcome extra helpers at the Church, just call the number below to discuss.

Information for Roundabout is compiled by Michael Warner, contact 01787-247615

Benefice News

Services in December

Sunday 11th December

6.00pm Advent Carol Service with visiting choir Kettlebaston   

Sunday 18th December

10.15 am Christingle Service                                  Monks Eleigh

6.00 pm Nine Lessons and Carols                                      Milden

Sunday 24th December

3.00 pm Crib Service                                                Monks Eleigh

Saturday 24th December

Midnight Communion                                       Chelsworth

Sunday25th December

10.00 am Christmas Day Family Service       Brent Eleigh

followed by a short Holy Communion Service

 Weekdays 10 am at Monks Eleigh - Wednesday Morning Prayers. On the 5th Wednesday of the month, this will be Celtic Prayer.

All the Benefice Churches are open during daylight hours

Please contact the Revd Mike Brit if you have any enquiries or phone 01449740623