Church of St John the Baptist,  Snape,  IP17 1QW

thumbnail of Snape Church, with the daffodils by the car-park

The picture above is from the excellent
© Suffolk Churches website.
A larger view is on our Church's history page.

thumbnail of Snape churchyard in the early Spring

snowdrops in the churchyard

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.

People have found peace in this Church for eight centuries — and you can read about its history here.  We hope that you feel refreshed by the serenity it offers.  It is open every day for private prayer, and for visitors, during daylight hours.


There are not Services every Sunday at Snape, but
Holy Communion is celebrated somewhere within the Benefice —
please see the current rota of locations and times here.

They are also listed in the Benefice's "Ebb & Flow" monthly magazine, and
on the noticeboard outside all our Churches (which are listed here).

Morning Prayer is said in Snape Church each Friday at 9:00 am.

All are most welcome at our Services.

Other principal Benefice services on Sundays are listed here.
The Benefice's other medieval Churches and locations are listed at the foot of the page here.
Statue of St John the Baptist by Laurence Edwards of Snape, inspired by Mark, Chapter 1, verses 1 to 9   Organ installed for the Millennium in 2000
Statue of St John the Baptist
by Laurence Edwards of Snape,
inspired by Mark, Ch.1 vv.1-9
installed for the Millennium
in 2000


Rector / Chair Rev. Rachel   Cornish e:   t: 01728 768 136
  The Rectory, Gt Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1LJ
Churchwarden Brian   Boulton Old School House, Farnham Road, Snape, IP17 1QW   t: 01728 688 999
Secretary Graham   Woodcock e:   t: 01728 688 705
Treasurer Alan   Edwards e:   t: 01728 688 502
Benefice Adminstrator Ann   Boulter e:   t: 01728 831 485
Benefice Safeguarding Officers and the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser are listed on the noticeboard inside the Church porch.
Benefice Facebook Administrator Hannah   Pemberton f:
If you'd like to offer anything by a Monday for inclusion in next Sunday's Benefice news sheet ...    e:
DONATIONS for Snape Church's Building and Renovation Appeal are most welcome!
Cheques should be payable to "Snape PCC" please, and deposited in the money box in the Church or sent to the Churchwarden.
We also now have a contactless/cashless payment system (for credit/debit cards) installed in the Church — read about it here.
Thank you!
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If you would like to contribute to the mission and ministry of the Benefice of all seven Churches, please donate via BACS to ...

a/c name: ALDE RIVER BENEFICE     sort code: 40-21-30     a/c no: 11430742

… or send your cheque to the Rev. Rachel at her address above.


Another view of Snape Church and its daffodils, from near the War Memorial