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.



The monthly Service pattern of worship
at Snape Church is usually:

Every Friday morning at 9:00 am — Morning Prayer

Second Sunday in the month at 9:30 am — Holy Communion (CW)

Fourth Sunday in the month at  8:00 am — Holy Communion (BCP)

Fifth Sunday in the month at 6:30 pm — Choral Evensong

Details of any changes to the above, and mid-week services,
can be found in the insert to the monthly Alde River Benefice magazine Ebb and Flow,
on the Church noticeboard and on the Parish noticeboards in the village —
the location of each board is marked on our Map 2 with an "N".
The next Choral Evensong and any extra services also appear in the What's On section of this website.


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:
DONATIONS for our 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.
Thank you!

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