St John the Baptist Church, Snape
The earliest recorded incumbent of Snape was Sir William de Rurcham whose appointment was in 1240. There have been many internal as well as external alterations and restorations since then. The most recent of significance have been the rebuilding of the East wall in 1920 and the installation of a new organ together with improvements to the balcony and vestry at the millennium. The treasure of the church, despite some mutilation in the past, is undoubtedly the font, which was made around 1500 and was at one time gilded. Visitors are also attracted by the East window, designed and made in 1920 by Mary Lowndes and carrying in its lower middle panel a representation of Snape Bridge, as it then was, with a Thames barge in the foreground. Visitors from all over the world, as the entries to the visitors’ book indicate, come to Snape Church. They and those who follow them, whether local residents or holidaymakers, are most welcome whether they come to services or merely to enjoy the calm and peace of their surroundings.
The monthly service pattern of worship at Snape Church is:
Second Sunday in the month - 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
Fourth Sunday in the month - 11am Morning Praise (CW)
Morning Prayer is said every Friday morning at 9:00 am
Details of any changes to the above and mid-week services will be found in the Benefice Magazine Ebb & Flow, on the Church notice board and in the Parish notice board in the Street.
The Church is open to visitors during daylight hours.
Vicar: We are currently in an Interregnum and in the process of seeking to appoint a new incumbent